penurious


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pe·nu·ri·ous

 (pə-no͝or′ē-əs, -nyo͝or′-)
adj.
1. Poverty-stricken; destitute.
2. Unwilling to spend money; stingy.
3. Scanty or meager: "an allowance of cold meat and bread, in the same penurious proportion observed in our ordinary meals" (Charlotte Brontë).

[From Medieval Latin pēnūriōsus, from Latin pēnūria, want.]

pe·nu′ri·ous·ly adv.
pe·nu′ri·ous·ness n.

penurious

(pɪˈnjʊərɪəs)
adj
1. niggardly with money
2. lacking money or means
3. yielding little; scanty
peˈnuriously adv
peˈnuriousness n

pe•nu•ri•ous

(pəˈnʊər i əs, -ˈnyʊər-)

adj.
1. extremely stingy.
2. extremely poor; indigent.
pe•nu′ri•ous•ness, n.

penurious

- A synonym for "poor, in need."
See also related terms for poor.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.penurious - 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"
2.penurious - excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"
stingy, ungenerous - unwilling to spend; "she practices economy without being stingy"; "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

penurious

adjective
Translations

penurious

[pɪˈnjʊərɪəs] ADJmiserable, pobrísimo

penurious

adj (liter) (= poor)arm, armselig; existence alsokarg, dürftig; (= mean)geizig, knauserig

penurious

[pɪˈnjʊərɪəs] adj (frm) → indigente
References in classic literature ?
What might be extravagant to-day, might in half a century become penurious and inadequate.
It was too far to return to dinner, and an allowance of cold meat and bread, in the same penurious proportion observed in our ordinary meals, was served round between the services.
It was a comfortable room, at once snug and handsome; the bright grate was filled with a genuine shire fire, red, clear, and generous, no penurious South-of-England embers heaped in the corner of a grate.
Everybody was very penurious for weeks beforehand and hoards were counted scrutinizingly every day.
though I tell you what--and this is a circumstance worth bearing in mind as showing how the sharpest among us may be taken in sometimes--I was so deceived by the penurious way in which you lived, alone with Nelly--'
You know ensigns--their blood is boiling water, their circumstances generally penurious.
Also in their penurious, laborious character; the individual only satisfies his necessary appetites, and confines his expenditure to them; his other desires he subdues, under the idea that they are unprofitable.
Each State is the constituent and enacting party, and the United States in Congress assembled the recipient of delegated power--and that power delegated with such a penurious and carking hand that it had more the aspect of a revocation of the Declaration of Independence than an instrument to carry it into effect.
In their housekeeping they were penurious in the extreme.
I trust that the labour and hazard of an investigation - of which the smallest results have been slowly pieced together, in the pressure of arduous avocations, under grinding penurious apprehensions, at rise of morn, at dewy eve, in the shadows of night, under the watchful eye of one whom it were superfluous to call Demon - combined with the struggle of parental Poverty to turn it, when completed, to the right account, may be as the sprinkling of a few drops of sweet water on my funeral pyre.
Applying the lessons to Camarines Sur, he elevated his penurious province-mates to middle class status.
Preliminary investigation has revealed that a large number of the rescued persons were held against their will and forced to work on farms under life-threatening conditions and penurious wages apart from being s3x slaves.