Definitions for penuryˈpɛn yə ri
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indigence, need, penury, pauperism, pauperization(noun)
a state of extreme poverty or destitution
"their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"
extreme want; poverty; destitution.
a lack of something; a dearth; barrenness; insufficiency.
Origin: From pénurie, from penuria.
absence of resources; want; privation; indigence; extreme poverty; destitution
Origin: [L. penuria; cf. Gr. hunger, poverty, need, one who works for his daily bread, a poor man, to work for one's daily bread, to be poor: cf. F. pnurie.]
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