HyperDic: neediness

English > 2 senses of the word neediness:
NOUNstateneediness, privation, want, deprivationa state of extreme / extreme poverty
attributeneedinessthe quality of needing attention and affection and reassurance to a marked degree
English > neediness: 2 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of extreme / extreme poverty.
Synonymsprivation, want, deprivation
Broaderpoverty, poorness, impoverishmentThe state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
Spanishpobreza, privación
Catalanprivació
Adjectivesneedypoor enough to need help from others
English > neediness: 2 senses > noun 2, attribute
MeaningThe quality of needing attention and affection and reassurance to a marked degree.
Example"he recognized her neediness but had no time to respond to it"
BroaderqualityAn essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone
Adjectivesneedydemanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree

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