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needy

adjective Referring to a person whose mental-health demands of others are excessive; clingy.
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A segment never goes by without direct allusion to male lust, and the sense that the fatherless Norma Jeane, who sought male affection needily, was continually objectified by the men around her.
If the 1997 edition lists more, the city made it; if the same or less, then Atlanta will just have to come up with another gimmick to win the respect it so needily covets.
And she didn't just hang around needily being all up in everyone's grill the whole time like most dogs do, she had her own stuff going on.