Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun needy

1 sense of needy

Sense 1
needy -- (needy people collectively; "they try to help the needy")
       => poor people, poor -- (people without possessions or wealth (considered as a group); "the urban poor need assistance")

Antonyms of adj needy

2 senses of needy

Sense 1
destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken -- (poor enough to need help from others)

INDIRECT (VIA poor) -> rich -- (possessing material wealth; "her father is extremely rich"; "many fond hopes are pinned on rich uncles")

Sense 2
needy -- (demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree)

INDIRECT (VIA demanding) -> undemanding -- (requiring little if any patience or effort or skill; "the pay was adequate and the job undemanding"; "simple undemanding affection"; "an undemanding boss")

Similarity of adj needy

2 senses of needy

Sense 1
destitute, impoverished, indigent, necessitous, needy, poverty-stricken -- (poor enough to need help from others)
       => poor (vs. rich) -- (having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret")

Sense 2
needy -- (demanding or needing attention, affection, or reassurance to an excessive degree)
       => demanding (vs. undemanding) -- (requiring more than usually expected or thought due; especially great patience and effort and skill; "found the job very demanding"; "a baby can be so demanding")

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