needier needier  /ˈni di ər/


  1. (n) needy people collectively
  2. (adj) poor enough to need help from others
  3. (adj) demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree


  1. When the President died, she turned down the pension awarded her by the government, so that the money might be used for needier war widows and orphans.
  2. The AFT plan would charge parents on a sliding scale, asking wealthier parents to spend a bit more in order to finance part of another, needier childs tuition.
  3. That the orchestra has been so successful despite these drawbacks is due chiefly to Zvi Haftel, 54, concertmaster and chief wheedler-needier.


  • Right wing strong on Europe fears ahead of Austria poll

    By Georgina Prodhan VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPO) appears likely to raise its share of the vote in Sunday elections, drawing on fears over bailouts for needier euro zone countries and the cost of supporting asylum seekers. Social Democrat Chancellor Werner Faymann's government coalition may well survive, but opinion poll trends suggest the FPO could overtake his ...
    on September 25, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "The schools in Prince George are among the needier schools in the province, I have no doubt," said Cubberley. "But clearly they had a much greater knowledge (of available funding), whether that was through Shirley Bond's office, or the...
    on May 10, 2006 By: David Cubberley Source: 940 News

  2. "This follows a pattern by the minister of funnelling public money into his riding at the expense of much needier ridings - and, on top of a $1 billion G8/G-20 security tab, it's more proof of this government's utter disregard for Canadians'...
    on Jun 16, 2010 By: Mark Holland Source: Toronto Star

  3. "We announced a significant increase in funding for the needier non-government schools and the biggest beneficiary of that was, in fact, the Catholic system," Mr Brumby said. "Over a four-year period, we increased funding. It was 30 per cent...
    on Nov 16, 2006 By: John Brumby Source: The Australian

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