needy needy  /ˈni di/


  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. But, if this is the face of the 'needy' in America, then no one is not needy.
  2. Dividends help pay for Vatican expenses and charities such as assisting 1,500,000 children and providing some measure of food and clothing to 7,000,000 needy Italians.
  3. With money pouring in to Tsunami relief efforts faster than many agencies can spend it, some have urged would-be givers to remember the plight of needy elsewhere.


  1. Instead of selling your bike at a garage sale, consider that it could go to a needy Tri-City resident through Love ...

    Instead of selling your bike at a garage sale, consider that it could go to a needy Tri-City resident through Love Links, the bike recycling program at Love INC. On average, this ministry meets the needs of 200 Love INC clients every year. We are unable to pick up your bikes, but please donate your bike of any kind, and in any condition, to Love INC at 1106 Fulton during regular business hours ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Grand Haven Tribune

  2. Food banks team up to feed needy in Bradenton

    Enough food to feed 300 needy families was given away Tuesday at the Gospel Tabernacle Church on Seventh Avenue East.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bradenton Herald

  3. Needy children receive nutritious meals through federally and state funded summer program

    The WV Department of Education and the US Department of Agriculture have long partnered to provide breakfast and lunch to children in West Virginia’s schools, but at least 60 percent of those children are classified as needy, meaning they get government assistance to pay for those meals.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: West Virginia Public Broadcasting


  1. One of Habitat's highest-profile volunteers, former President Jimmy Carter, called Fuller "one of the most extraordinary people I have ever known. He used his remarkable gifts as an entrepreneur for the benefit of millions of needy people around the...
    on Feb 3, 2009 By: Jimmy Carter Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Ban said Myanmar's ruling generals had told him that international aid workers will be able "to freely reach the needy people," a pledge the junta has not publicly acknowledged.
    on May 25, 2006 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: 940 News

  3. "To speak of his talent, his accolades, his awards is redundant," Moreno said. "He has devoted part of his life, his talent, his resources, to helping needy children around the world."
    on Oct 16, 2007 By: Rita Moreno Source: Forbes

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