pecunious

pecunious

(pɪˈkjuːnɪəs)
adj
1. literary having plenty of money; wealthy
2. US miserly; thrifty
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He grasped my arm and said 'You are pecunious. Where are the valuables?' I felt resourceless rather than defenceful, but then something toward happened.
For example, Hans Haacke's celebrated Olgemalde, Hommage a Marcel Broodthaers (Oil Painting, Homage to Marcel Broodthaers), 1982, links a painted portrait of Ronald Reagan's pinched and pecunious countenance not just to a photograph of the 500,000 people who assembled at a 1982 no-nukes rally in New York, hut, importantly, to a blown-up representation of the black-and-white celluloid frame that constituted Eva Cockroft's photographic capture of this crowd.
Ruling on a successful challenge against the county court judgment by the defendants - and sending the matter back for a retrial - the appeal judges said legal authorities established that in the case of a "pecunious" claimant the damages to be awarded "are normally to be assessed at 'spot hire' rates - the rate at which a broadly similar car could be had on the market.