necessitous

[nuh-ses-i-tuhs]
adjective
1.
destitute or impoverished; needy; indigent: to aid a necessitous young mother.
2.
being essential or unavoidable: a necessitous discharge of responsibilities.
3.
requiring immediate attention or action; urgent: the necessitous demands of the oil shortage.

Origin:
1605–15; necessit(y) + -ous

necessitously, adverb
necessitousness, noun
nonnecessitous, adjective
nonnecessitously, adverb
nonnecessitousness, noun
unnecessitous, adjective
unnecessitously, adverb
unnecessitousness, noun

necessary, necessitous (see synonym study at necessary).
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necessitous (nɪˈsɛsɪtəs)
 
adj
very needy; destitute; poverty-stricken
 
ne'cessitously
 
adv

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Example sentences
He rather is the poor wretch who is necessitous in the midst of plenty.
Suffice to say that its purpose is to protect the necessitous borrower from extortion.
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