(noun, adjective)


1. poor enough to need help from others

Similar word(s): poor, destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous

2. demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree

Similar word(s): demanding

Sentences with needy as an adjective:

- Needy people want to give too, but have few material goods to offer.

- "It's emotionally exhausting to be around her because she's so needy."


1. needy people collectively

- they try to help the needy

Definition categories: group, poor