a condition of want or need; poverty; indigence.

1350–1400; Middle English nedynes. See needy, -ness Unabridged
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neediness (ˈniːdɪnɪs)
the state of being needy; poverty

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We remained friends for a while, but her trauma and neediness was beyond my capacity.
Alternately, the program data may be used in proposals for funding to show the neediness of the targeted population.
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