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needy

adjective Referring to a person whose mental-health demands of others are excessive; clingy.
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Like their VC brethren, individual investors find their now needier portfolio drawing more of their attention, resulting in less cap ital available for new investments.
County councillors bemoaned the fact that project criteria prevented many needier roads from qualifying for the money, simply because the environmental assessment processes inherent in those projects would have put work outside the specified time period criteria.
It is difficult to see a group needier or more removed from our traditional notions of producers or consumers than beggars in Bangladesh.
This can help to balance your romantic moves, but don't get caught up overly in the feedback you get, for you could be needier of intimacy than you realise, or someone else could be.
The March 19th Chronicle webinar comes in the midst of nationwide budget cuts for higher education, surging enrollments, lower endowments, increased competition and needier students; a combined criteria illustrating the critical need for new solutions for 21st century higher education.
Skeptical and tentative a decade ago, these consumers are older and needier today--whether aging boomers or new parents--and they are more familiar and comfortable with nutraceutical and functional ingredients.
By maximizing the use of contract resources, WDOC will be better able to stabilize and build on the strengths of its needier inmates, enabling them to assimilate back in the general population as quickly as possible in preparation for their eventual release from prison.
These differences are deliberate and represent how egalitarian ideology has affected the design of this policy: the government gives higher returns to those deemed needier.
One way would be through revenue sharing, in which universities with large endowments would share some of their wealth with needier institutions.
Field research in reciprocal-exchange economies suggests greater norm compliance, the needier one's counterpart is.
He is shot, however, and, as generations pass, their accumulating emotional losses alter into needier, more selfish obsessions with property, these being debasements of the transcendence figured in Solomon's problematic and solitary winged freedom.