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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ne·ces·si·tous /nɪˈsɛsətəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ne·ces·si·tous a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : poor enough to need help from others [syn: destitute, impoverished,
             indigent, needy, poverty-stricken]