neediness

[nee-dee-nis]

noun

a condition of want or need; poverty; indigence.

Origin of neediness

First recorded in 1350–1400, neediness is from the Middle English word nedynes. See needy, -ness
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neediness

noun

the state of being needy; poverty
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