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synonyms for needy

  • destitute
  • disadvantaged
  • indigent
  • penniless
  • poor
  • poverty-stricken
  • underprivileged
  • down-and-out
  • flat
  • beggared
  • dead broke
  • dirt poor
  • down at heel
  • down to last cent
  • impecunious
  • necessitous
  • penurious
  • unprosperous
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antonyms for needy

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  • affluent
  • lucky
  • privileged
  • prosperous
  • rich
  • wealthy
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How to use needy in a sentence

In the United States, concerns are highest for the neediest students, those who live in poverty, have special needs and are English Language Learners — but month after month of disrupted education will affect every child.
WHAT SCHOOL LOOKS LIKE NOW — IN STRIKING PICTURES FROM AROUND THE WORLDVALERIE STRAUSSOCTOBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Marshall’s Democratic opponent, Barbara Bollier, 62, a state senator who only recently left the Republican Party, is also a physician and has centered her platform on pandemic response and expanding health care for needy Kansans.
‘NOT A FAIR FIGHT’: IN KANSAS, GOP FRUSTRATED AS MONEY ROLLS IN FOR DEMOCRAT AND SENATE RACE TIGHTENSANNIE GOWENOCTOBER 21, 2020WASHINGTON POST
So the EV maker has long collected fistfuls of credits and found lots of needy buyers, Honda among them.
TESLA’S BIGGEST PROFIT CENTER IS DANGEROUSLY CLOSE TO RUNNING OUT OF POWERSHAWN TULLYSEPTEMBER 30, 2020FORTUNE
The department says it could give more money to the neediest neighborhoods and boost nearly funded projects over their last hurdle.
IF YOUR LOCAL PARK SUCKS, THIS IS PROBABLY WHYMACKENZIE ELMERJULY 6, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
In some cases, an elder chick would also offer food to the neediest sibling, which called out incessantly, irrespective of whether it groomed or not.
BARN OWLETS SHARE FOOD WITH THEIR YOUNGER SIBLINGS IN EXCHANGE FOR GROOMINGPRATIK PAWARJUNE 16, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
A very few weeks flew over the head of the needy man, before he was reduced to the same pitiable straits.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
The needy and the poor seek for waters, and there are none: their tongue hath been dry with thirst.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
An assistant in the benevolent work of Mme. de la Chanterie, he visited the needy sick whom she pointed out.
REPERTORY OF THE COMEDIE HUMAINE, COMPLETE, A -- ZANATOLE CERFBERR AND JULES FRANOIS CHRISTOPHE
By 1775, there were nine free schools endowed by private philanthropists for the poor and needy.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
They all evinced a strong religious character, but in addition had a care for the old and needy.
THE INFLUENCE AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENGLISH GILDSFRANCIS AIDEN HIBBERT
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WORDS RELATED TO NEEDY

  • bankrupt
  • busted
  • destitute
  • dirt poor
  • flat broke
  • impoverished
  • in need of
  • indigent
  • needy
  • poor
  • poverty-stricken
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