impecunious


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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.

impecunious

(ˌɪmpɪˈkjuːnɪəs)
adj
without money; penniless
[C16: from im- (not) + -pecunious, from Latin pecūniōsus wealthy, from pecūnia money]
ˌimpeˈcuniously adv
ˌimpeˈcuniousness, impecuniosity n

im•pe•cu•ni•ous

(ˌɪm pɪˈkyu ni əs)

adj.
having little or no money; penniless.
[1590–1600; im-2 + obsolete pecunious wealthy < Latin pecūniōsus, derivative of pecūni(a) wealth]
im`pe•cu′ni•ous•ly, adv.
im`pe•cu′ni•ous•ness, im`pe•cu`ni•os′i•ty (-ˈɒs ɪ ti) n.
syn: See poor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impecunious - 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"

impecunious

adjective poor, broke (informal), penniless, short, strapped (slang), stony (Brit. slang), cleaned out (slang), insolvent, destitute, poverty-stricken, down and out, skint (Brit. slang), indigent, dirt-poor (informal), flat broke (informal) Back in the eighties he was an impecunious, would-be racing driver.
rich, wealthy, prosperous, affluent, well-off, well-to-do

impecunious

adjective
Translations
rahaton

impecunious

[ˌɪmpɪˈkjuːnɪəs] ADJ (frm or hum) → falto de dinero

impecunious

[ˌɪmpɪˈkjuːniəs] adjimpécunieux/euse

impecunious

adjmittellos, unbemittelt

impecunious

[ˌɪmpɪˈkjuːnɪəs] adj (frm) → indigente
References in classic literature ?
Had I been "La-di-da," that impecunious youth about whom we superior folk are so sarcastic, I would have changed my penny for two ha'pennies.
As it was precisely of that love that poor Winsett was starving to death, Archer looked with a sort of vicarious envy at this eager impecunious young man who had fared so richly in his poverty.
Fyne asserted--formed a plot already to marry eventually her charge to an impecunious relation of her own--a young man with furtive eyes and something impudent in his manner, whom that woman called her nephew, and whom she was always having down to stay with her.
Scrubby, impecunious men drift to and fro there, waiting for the gods to provide something easy; and the prudent man, conscious of the possession of loose change, whizzes through the danger zone at his best speed, 'like one that on a lonesome road doth walk in fear and dread, and having once turned round walks on, and turns no more his head, because he knows a frightful fiend doth close behind him tread.
Thorndike had put even royalty-- frayed, impecunious royalty, on the lookout for a loan--at its ease.
A versatile and entertaining companion, by turns prosperous and impecunious, and an optimist always, Gardiner Hubbard became a really indispensable factor as the first advance agent of the telephone business.
This fiend has several imprudent letters--imprudent, Watson, nothing worse--which were written to an impecunious young squire in the country.
This crook-nosed, gross-bodied harpy'; 'this civic sinner, this judicial highwayman'; 'possessing the morals of the Tenderloin and an honor which thieves' honor puts to shame'; 'who compounds criminality with shyster-sharks, and in atonement railroads the unfortunate and impecunious to rotting cells,'--and so forth and so forth, style sophomoric and devoid of the dignity and tone one would employ in a dissertation on 'Surplus Value,' or 'The Fallacies of Marxism,' but just the stuff the dear public likes.
He is regarded as a prolific and one of the few 'original' writers of Sindhi language, who wrote in almost all forms of fiction, attained fame but remained impecunious for most of his life.
He said the elements creating hurdles in development schemes, meant for the welfare of the masses, could not bear an end to deprivations of the impecunious strata.
In contrast, in the documentary, poorly educated, demotivated and impecunious youth were attracted to the illegal drug trade as the rewards were preferable to minimum-wage jobs.
The prospect of treatment and good health has now been replaced with the horror of being impecunious in a foreign country.