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Definition of necessitous:

  1. Narrow; destitute; pinching; pinched; as, necessitous circumstances.
  2. Very needy or indigent; pressed with poverty.

Synonyms:

needy, strapped, down-and-out, poverty-stricken, penniless, wiped out, barren, beggarly, destitute, broken, broke, free, impoverished, devoid, impecunious, penurious, rich, innocent, hard up, poor, indigent.

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