penniless


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pen·ni·less

 (pĕn′ē-lĭs, pĕn′ə-)
adj.
1. Entirely without money.
2. Very poor.

pen′ni·less·ly adv.
pen′ni·less·ness n.

penniless

(ˈpɛnɪlɪs)
adj
very poor; almost totally without money
ˈpennilessly adv
ˈpennilessness n

pen•ni•less

(ˈpɛn ɪ lɪs)

adj.
totally without money; destitute.
[1275–1325]
pen′ni•less•ness, n.
syn: See poor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.penniless - not having enough money to pay for necessities
poor - having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"

penniless

adjective poor, broke (informal), bankrupt, impoverished, short, ruined, strapped (slang), needy, cleaned out (slang), destitute, poverty-stricken, down and out, skint (Brit. slang), indigent, down at heel, impecunious, dirt-poor (informal), on the breadline, flat broke (informal), penurious, on your uppers, stony-broke (Brit. slang), necessitous, in queer street, moneyless, without two pennies to rub together (informal), without a penny to your name a penniless refugee
rich, loaded (slang), wealthy, affluent, well-heeled (informal), filthy rich

penniless

adjective
Translations
مُعْدَم، بِدون مال
bez haléře
ludfattig
nincstelen
auralaus
bez haliera
beş parasızmeteliksiz

penniless

[ˈpenɪlɪs] ADJ [aristocrat, immigrant] → sin dinero
to be pennilessno tener un céntimo or un centavo
to be left pennilessquedarse sin un céntimo or un centavo

penniless

[ˈpɛniləs] adjsans le sou

penniless

adjmittellos; to be pennilesskeinen Cent haben; her husband died, leaving her pennilessihr Mann starb, und sie stand völlig mittellos or ohne einen einzigen Cent da

penniless

[ˈpɛnɪlɪs] adjsenza un soldo or una lira

penny

(ˈpeni) nounplurals pence (pens) ˈpennies
1. in British currency, the hundredth part of `1. It costs seventy-five pence; Oranges, 12p each.
2. in certain countries, a coin of low value.
3. the value of such a coin.
ˈpenniless adjective
very poor; with little or no money. a penniless old man.
References in classic literature ?
Colonel MacAndrew had not exaggerated when he said she would be penniless, and it was necessary for her to earn her own living as quickly as she could.
Then Henry Carey married a patient, a beautiful girl but penniless, an orphan with no near relations, but of good family; and there was an array of fine friends at the wedding.
That an old gentleman of station should fall on his knees to a penniless governess, and burst out laughing because she refused to marry him-- that a penniless governess should refuse a Baronet with four thousand a year--these were mysteries which Miss Crawley could never comprehend.
Goldsmith lost the money in Dublin, and came home penniless.
One thing must not be omitted, that, in their censures on this occasion, none ever mentioned the sum contained in the paper which Allworthy gave Jones, which was no less than five hundred pounds; but all agreed that he was sent away penniless, and some said naked, from the house of his inhuman father.
And now, with your father's diary of the terrible life led by him and your mother on that wild African shore; with the account of your birth, and, final and most convincing proof of all, your own baby finger prints upon the pages of it, it seems incredible to me that you are willing to remain a nameless, penniless vagabond.
Then, indeed, the affair began to look black; and when inquiries were made, and the penniless clerk was found to have amassed thousands of dollars, and kept them secretly in a rival establishment, the stoutest of his friends abandoned him, the books were overhauled for traces of ancient and artful fraud, and though none were found, there still prevailed a general impression of loss.
He has been secretary to a promenade concert company--deceived by a penniless manager.
That I'm wasting my life, never having a moment's peace, either with child, or nursing a child, forever irritable, peevish, wretched myself and worrying others, repulsive to my husband, while the children are growing up unhappy, badly educated, and penniless.
Masterless, penniless, and with my only means of livelihood, fighting, gone, I determined to work my way to the southwest and attempt to retrieve my fallen fortunes in a search for gold.
Poyser's mind with regard to Adam; and though she and her husband might have viewed the subject differently if Hetty had been a daughter of their own, it was clear that they would have welcomed the match with Adam for a penniless niece.
Perhaps he revered his father's practice even more now than ever, seeing that, in the question of making Tessy his wife, his father had not once thought of inquiring whether she were well provided or penniless.