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Needy vs. Clingy

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Needyadjective

In need; poor.

‘Needy people want to give too, but have few material goods to offer.’;

Clingyadjective

Having a tendency to cling.

‘a clingy minidress’;

Needyadjective

Desiring constant affirmation; lacking self-confidence.

‘It's emotionally exhausting to be around her because she's so needy.’;

Clingyadjective

Pathetically attached to, or possessive of someone, usually a significant other.

‘a clingy ex-girlfriend who won't stop calling’;

Needyadjective

(archaic) Needful; necessary.

Clingyadjective

Apt to cling; adhesive.

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Needyadjective

Distressed by want of the means of living; very poor; indigent; necessitous.

‘Thou shalt open thy hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy in thy land.’; ‘Spare the blushes of needy merit.’;

Needyadjective

Necessary; requisite.

‘Corn to make your needy bread.’;

Needyadjective

poor enough to need help from others

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