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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.

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During the exhausting 1992 campaign I was asked if Clinton got tired of the crowds: their neediness, their wide-eyed lunging.

Each performance had its set of demands—a lightness in one, an unlikely neediness in another.

This emotional neediness was brilliantly parodied in the Austin Powers films with Dr. Evil.

But in our day it is necessity, neediness, that prevails, and lends a degraded humanity under its iron yoke.

After a short experience of three weeks Comte returned to neediness and contentment.

But everywhere the ill-assorted marriage of pretentiousness and neediness was apparent.


On this page you'll find 75 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to neediness, such as: abjection, aridity, bankruptcy, barrenness, beggary, and dearth.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.