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Meaning of PENURIOUS

Pronunciation:  pi'nyûureeus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"
  2. [adj]  not having enough money to pay for necessities

PENURIOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances(p), parsimonious, penniless, pinched, poor, stingy, ungenerous



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Pe*nu"ri*ous\, a. [From {Penury}.]
1. Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy;
   miserly. ``A penurious niggard of his wealth.'' --Milton.

2. Not bountiful or liberal; scanty.

         Here creeps along a poor, penurious stream. --C.

3. Destitute of money; suffering extreme want. [Obs.] ``My
   penurious band.'' --Shak.

Syn: Avaricious; covetous; parsimonious; miserly; niggardly;
     stingy. See {Avaricious}. --{Pe*nu"ri*ous*ly}, adv. --
     {Pe*nu"ri*ous*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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