neediness

[nee-dee-nis]

noun

a condition of want or need; poverty; indigence.

Nearby words

  1. needed,
  2. needfire,
  3. needful,
  4. needfully,
  5. needham,
  6. needle,
  7. needle bath,
  8. needle bearing,
  9. needle biopsy,
  10. needle exchange

Origin of neediness

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

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British Dictionary definitions for neediness

neediness

noun

the state of being needy; poverty
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