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synonyms for neediness

  • abjection
  • aridity
  • bankruptcy
  • barrenness
  • beggary
  • dearth
  • debt
  • deficiency
  • deficit
  • depletion
  • destitution
  • difficulty
  • distress
  • emptiness
  • exiguity
  • famine
  • hardship
  • impecuniousness
  • impoverishment
  • inadequacy
  • indigence
  • insolvency
  • insufficiency
  • lack
  • meagerness
  • necessity
  • need
  • pass
  • paucity
  • pauperism
  • pennilessness
  • penuriousness
  • penury
  • pinch
  • poorness
  • privation
  • reduction
  • scarcity
  • shortage
  • starvation
  • straits
  • underdevelopment
  • vacancy
  • want
  • impecuniosity
  • necessitousness

antonyms for neediness

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  • abundance
  • adequacy
  • advantage
  • affluence
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • comfort
  • ease
  • enough
  • excess
  • fill
  • lot
  • pleasure
  • plenty
  • profit
  • satisfaction
  • sufficiency
  • surplus
  • wealth
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How to use neediness in a sentence

No longer just breaking stuff for no good reason, they were now pleading for our understanding—sometimes, as in Phillips’ Joker, with the cloying neediness of a thrift-store clown painting.
FROM CRUELLA TO MALEFICENT TO THE JOKER: IS IT TIME TO RETIRE THE VILLAIN ORIGIN STORY?STEPHANIE ZACHAREKMAY 26, 2021TIME
But in our day it is necessity, neediness, that prevails, and lends a degraded humanity under its iron yoke.
THE AESTHETICAL ESSAYSFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
After a short experience of three weeks Comte returned to neediness and contentment.
CRITICAL MISCELLANIES (VOL. 3 OF 3)JOHN MORLEY
But everywhere the ill-assorted marriage of pretentiousness and neediness was apparent.
THE HISTORICAL NIGHTS' ENTERTAINMENTRAFAEL SABATINI
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