Antonyms for needer


Grammar : Adj
Spell : need
Phonetic Transcription : nid


Definition of needer

Origin :
  • Old English nied (West Saxon), ned (Mercian) "necessity, compulsion, duty; hardship, distress; errand, business," originally "violence, force," from Proto-Germanic *nauthis (cf. Old Saxon nod, Old Norse nauðr, Old Frisian ned, Middle Dutch, Dutch nood, Old High German not, German Not, Gothic nauþs "need"), probably cognate with Old Prussian nautin "need," and perhaps with Old Church Slavonic nazda, Russian nuzda, Polish nędza "misery, distress," from PIE *nau- "death, to be exhausted" (see narwhal).
  • The more common Old English word for "need, necessity, want" was ðearf, but they were connected via a notion of "trouble, pain," and the two formed a compound, niedðearf "need, necessity, compulsion, thing needed." Nied also might have been influenced by Old English neod "desire, longing," which often was spelled the same. Common in Old English compounds, e.g. niedfaru "compulsory journey," a euphemism for "death;" niedhæmed "rape," the second element being an Old English word meaning "sexual intercourse;" niedling "slave." Meaning "extreme poverty, destitution" is from c.1200.
  • As in go without : adj deny or be denied
Example sentences :
  • Ef I ain't done come traipsin' off en lef' my ole man money-pus, en he got sump'n' in dar w'at he won't take a purty fer, needer!
  • Extract from : « Nights With Uncle Remus » by Joel Chandler Harris
  • Brer Rabbit ain't wait fer ter see w'at de upshot gwine ter be, needer—I boun' you he ain't.
  • Extract from : « Nights With Uncle Remus » by Joel Chandler Harris
  • T ain't no wuk youk'n kyar' 'bout wid you needer, 'kaze you got ter spread it right out on de flo' un git down on yo' knees.
  • Extract from : « Nights With Uncle Remus » by Joel Chandler Harris
  • Dar's too much powder in dem t'ings for the good Lor' to meddle wid 'em, and dis chile ain't gwine ter bu'n hisself, needer.
  • Extract from : « Campfire and Battlefield » by Rossiter Johnson
  • "I don't know what you are talking aboud, Mr. Crow,—and needer do you," he added gratuitously.
  • Extract from : « Anderson Crow, Detective » by George Barr McCutcheon
  • Brer Rabbit aint wait fer ter see w'at de upshot gwine ter be, needer—I boun' you he aint.
  • Extract from : « Nights With Uncle Remus » by Joel Chandler Harris
  • Ef I aint done come traipsin' off en lef' my ole man money-pus, en he got sump'n' in dar w'at he won't take a purty fer, needer!
  • Extract from : « Nights With Uncle Remus » by Joel Chandler Harris
  • T aint no wuk youk'n kyar' 'bout wid you needer, 'kaze you got ter spread it right out on de flo' un git down on yo' knees.
  • Extract from : « Nights With Uncle Remus » by Joel Chandler Harris
  • Then she added to the strange little woman, "Dar ain' no lack er beaux roun' yer, needer."
  • Extract from : « The Voice of the People » by Ellen Glasgow

Synonyms for needer

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