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necessitous


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Necessitous  \Ne*ces"si*tous\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  n['e]cessiteux.] 
  1.  Very  needy  or  indigent;  pressed  with  poverty. 
 
  Necessitous  heirs  and  penurious  parents. 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  2.  Narrow;  destitute;  pinching;  pinched;  as  necessitous 
  circumstances.  --  {Ne*ces"si*tous*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Ne*ces"si*tous*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  necessitous 
  adj  :  poor  enough  to  need  help  from  others  [syn:  {destitute},  {impoverished}, 
  {indigent},  {needy},  {poverty-stricken}] 




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