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

pen′ni·less·ly adv.
pen′ni·less·ness n.
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Noun1.pennilessness - a state of lacking money
impoverishment, poorness, poverty - the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions


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He said he had been thinking of a shop himself; though it had presented itself to his pennilessness as a small place in which Eliza should sell tobacco at one counter whilst he sold newspapers at the opposite one.
Libby, the main character, is a strong, resilient female who surprises even herself as she overcomes her depression, homelessness, pennilessness, and feelings of abandonment.
Listening to Tory MPs try and fail to justify this Bill is like hearing a sleazy Con man or woman trying to trick a pensioner out of a nest egg by saying pennilessness is good for them.