Antonyms for needy

Grammar : Adj
Spell : nee-dee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈni di

Definition of needy

Origin :
  • late 12c., neodi "poor, indigent," from need (n.) + adjectival suffix -y (2). Cf. Dutch noodig, German nothig, Old Norse nauðigr. As a noun from mid-14c. Related: Needily; neediness.
  • adj deprived, impoverished
Example sentences :
  • He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know Me?
  • Extract from : « A Theological-Political Treatise [Part III] » by Benedict of Spinoza
  • This is quite as much why they make him presents, as because they know him to be needy.
  • Extract from : « Little Dorrit » by Charles Dickens
  • Oh yes, any thing at all, ma'am; I'm not greedy—nor needy, thanks above!
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 8 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • They are most kind in their ministrations to the sick and needy.
  • Extract from : « The Long Labrador Trail » by Dillon Wallace
  • Then he bought a burial-place for his ancestors, and supported his needy relations.
  • Extract from : « The Chinese Fairy Book » by Various
  • You would be simply endowing some needy fellow, beside losing her for yourself.
  • Extract from : « The Market-Place » by Harold Frederic
  • His name was Sir Balin the Hardy, and he was a good man of his hands, though needy.
  • Extract from : « King Arthur's Knights » by Henry Gilbert
  • There is a charity that gives, and another that allows the needy to take.
  • Extract from : « Dross » by Henry Seton Merriman
  • For the poor and needy he was ready, not merely with his sensibility, but with his purse.
  • Extract from : « Art in England » by Dutton Cook
  • But once—having the persistency of the needy—Abi Hafsa scored.
  • Extract from : « A Boswell of Baghdad » by E. V. Lucas

Synonyms for needy

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