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  1. a condition of want or need; poverty; indigence.
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Origin of neediness

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

distress, privation, lack, dearth, vacancy, deficiency, want, pass, need, emptiness, bankruptcy, inadequacy, indigence, depletion, reduction, deficit, impoverishment, meagerness, hardship, insolvency

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  1. the state of being needy; poverty
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