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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. a state of extreme poverty;
[syn: privation, want, deprivation, neediness]

2. the quality of needing attention and affection and reassurance to a marked degree;
- Example: "he recognized her neediness but had no time to respond to it"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Neediness \Need"i*ness\ (n[=e]d"[i^]*n[e^]s), n. The state or quality of being needy; want; poverty; indigence. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

neediness n 1: a state of extreme poverty [syn: privation, want, deprivation, neediness] 2: the quality of needing attention and affection and reassurance to a marked degree; "he recognized her neediness but had no time to respond to it"