impecuniosity


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im·pe·cu·ni·ous

 (ĭm′pĭ-kyo͞o′nē-əs)
adj.
Having little or no money.

[in- + pecunious, rich (from Middle English, from Old French pecunios, from Latin pecūniōsus, from pecūnia, money, wealth; see peku- in Indo-European roots).]

im′pe·cu′ni·ous·ly adv.
im′pe·cu′ni·os′i·ty (-ŏs′ĭ-tē) n.
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Hubbard was a florid, red-whiskered little man, whose admiration for art was considerably tempered by the inveterate impecuniosity of most of the artists who dealt with him.
Loose women, treating him as a friend, told him the troubles, difficulties, and successes of their lives; and card-sharpers, respecting his impecuniosity, stood him dinners and lent him five-pound notes.
Aynesworth made his way to the inn, cursing his impecuniosity and Wingrave's brutal indifference.
Neither was he intimate with any of the other bigger boys, who were warned off by his oddnesses, for he was a very queer fellow; besides, amongst other failings, he had that of impecuniosity in a remarkable degree.
The source of the couple's discontentment stems from what the wife sees as her husband's perpetual impecuniosity, his wasteful spending of the income she provides as a popular entertainer.