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1. neediness

noun. a state of extreme poverty.

Synonyms

  • privation
  • poorness
  • want
  • impoverishment
  • poverty

Antonyms

  • sufficiency
  • fruitfulness
  • superiority
  • high quality

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • needy (English)
  • nedy (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. neediness

noun. the quality of needing attention and affection and reassurance to a marked degree.

Antonyms

  • adequacy

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • needy (English)
  • nedy (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with neediness


1. Noun, singular or mass
If you don't want to come across as clingy, you may need to change the way you think about neediness.

2. Adjective
More oxygen is required for your body during exercise and holding your breath can lead to neediness and even cause you to black out.

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