What does penniless mean?

Definitions for penniless
ˈpɛn ɪ lɪspen·ni·less

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word penniless.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances(p), penniless, penurious, pinchedadjective

    not having enough money to pay for necessities

Wiktionary

  1. pennilessadjective

    Not having a penny; utterly impoverished; extremely poor.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pennilessadjective

    destitute of money; impecunious; poor

    Etymology: [From Penny.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of penniless in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of penniless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of penniless in a Sentence

  1. Theo Francken:

    Many of these people pay 10,000 euros ($11,000) to get here. It's naive to say they have not 50 euros for a hotel room. It's a caricature to see them as completely penniless.

  2. Amy Vanderbilt:

    Everyone knows that a man can always marry even if he reaches 102, is penniless, and has all his faculties gone. There is always some woman willing to take a chance on him. (from the Complete Book of Etiquette, 1952)

  3. Henry Ford:

    There are two fools in this world. One is the millionaire who thinks that by hoarding money he can somehow accumulate real power, and the other is the penniless reformer who thinks that if only he can take the money from one class and give it to another, all the world's ills will be cured.

  4. Bui Thi Nhung:

    I don't want to stay home, marry young and live penniless, i'll try my luck next time.

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