Synonyms of needy in English:


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1‘the food went to needy families in the area’

poor, deprived, disadvantaged, underprivileged, in want, needful, badly off, hard up, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, unable to make ends meet, unable to keep the wolf from the door, poverty-stricken, indigent, impoverished, on one's beam-ends, as poor as a church mouse, dirt poor, destitute, penurious, impecunious, penniless, moneyless
British on the breadline, without a penny to one's name
informal on one's uppers, broke, flat broke, strapped for cash, strapped, cleaned out
British informal skint, stony broke, without two pennies to rub together, without two farthings to rub together, without two brass farthings to rub together, in Queer Street
North American informal stone broke
rare necessitous, pauperized

wealthy, affluent, rich, well off