necessitous


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Necessitous \Ne*ces"si*tous\, a. [Cf. F. n['e]cessiteux.]
   1. Very needy or indigent; pressed with poverty.
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            Necessitous heirs and penurious parents.
                                                  --Arbuthnot.
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   2. Narrow; destitute; pinching; pinched; as, necessitous
      circumstances.
      [1913 Webster] -- Ne*ces"si*tous*ly, adv. --
      Ne*ces"si*tous*ness, n.
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