adjective, need·i·er, need·i·est.
Examples from the Web for needy
As a way to be more available to needy souls outside the church, Williams took a clerk job at Walgreens pharmacy.Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The foundation, named after her mother, provides financial help to needy families that are infertile.Want Blue Eyes With That Baby?: The Strange New World of Human Reproduction|Eleanor Clift|November 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has close ties with the city political establishment and serves more than 200 needy families a week through his food bank.
The officers—led by a woman named Dawn Lerner—provide food and shelter at the hospital for needy people they find on the road.The Walking Dead’s ‘Slabtown’: The Real Source of Terror Isn’t Walkers, It’s Rape|Melissa Leon|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A caravan from Windsor, Ontario across the river recently delivered a couple of hundred gallons to needy customers.Detroit Shuts Off Water to Residents but Not to Businesses Who Owe Millions|Mary M. Chapman|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beyond the circle of his own servants there were needy persons whom he had been charged with neglecting and even oppressing.Expositor's Bible: The Book of Job|Robert Watson
Even the needy “loafer” could not be induced to try the trip—deeming ours too dangerous an expedition.The Wild Huntress|Mayne Reid
For they were needy and poverty-stricken, whereas Katheline was comparatively well off.
Thus after all it appears that method means no more than this—to give sometimes more, sometimes less, to all needy people.
He used to leave his home at night, search for the poor and needy and feed them.The History of Sulu|Najeeb M. Saleeby
British Dictionary definitions for needy
adjective needier or neediest
- in need of practical or emotional support; distressed
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the needy