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needy

adjective Referring to a person whose mental-health demands of others are excessive; clingy.
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This CDA is grounded in a 'palimpsest' of the history of disability welfare policy, which highlights the dominance of understandings of disablement as neediness and dependency while ignoring the broader rights agenda.
Villegas said that as Catholics mark the end the Year of Faith, the faithful should "accept our neediness in the light of faith, God who is faithful and forgiving will fold us in his embrace.
A strong cast of supporting characters, including Ruby's extended family, a new friend and a longtime friend whose neediness proves challenging as Ruby grapples with her loss, lends great depth.
Malawi is a poor country and it's easy to see its neediness.
Megan has a terribly codependent relationship with Anna, and her neediness is off-putting.
Jill's neediness turns her brother's normally tranquil life upside down.
Llama Llama Red Pyjama may be annoying in that it perpetuates the myth that it's mum who cares for child and does the chores a la the 1950s mother, but it still captures nicely the neediness of the toddler who doesn't want to go to sleep.
It encourages each person to maintain their own sense of identity while still being a couple, and it fosters independence and strength rather than neediness and clinginess.
s neediness and cheated her by promising her a job.
Going's young-adult novel, Lillard (who likely could have played Marcus himself a decade or so ago) builds dramatic tension by keeping the audience guessing: When Marcus encourages Troy to become a drummer and join him as part of a new punk-rock duo, is he cavalierly exploiting the guy's emotional neediness, or simply being as sincere as the drugs allow him to be?
His grandiosity, his constitutional hubris, his wild flights of fancy, coupled with a consummate neediness .
First, his focus on exploitation arising from desperate neediness (p.