Ne*ces"si*tous (?), a. [Cf. F. n'ecessiteux.]

1.

Very needy or indigent; pressed with poverty.

Necessitous heirs and penurious parents. Arbuthnot.

2.

Narrow; destitute; pinching; pinched; as, necessitous circumstances.

-- Ne*ces"si*tous*ly, adv. -- Ne*ces"si*tous*ness, n.

 

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