What does penurious mean?

Definitions for penurious
pəˈnʊər i əs, -ˈnyʊər-penu·ri·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    not having enough money to pay for necessities

  2. parsimonious, penurious(adj)

    excessively unwilling to spend

    "parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"

Wiktionary

  1. penurious(Adjective)

    Miserly; excessively cheap.

    The old man died a penurious wretch; eighty-thousand dollars in the mattress and as many holes in the roof.

  2. penurious(Adjective)

    Not bountiful; thin; scant.

    The penurious stew would have been more accurately labelled broth.

  3. penurious(Adjective)

    Impoverished; wanting for money.

    The poor penurious horde, naught in the cooking pot and naught in the belly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penurious(adj)

    excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy; miserly

  2. Penurious(adj)

    not bountiful or liberal; scanty

  3. Penurious(adj)

    destitute of money; suffering extreme want

Editors Contribution

  1. penurious

    非常に貧しい、貧乏な、どけちな in Japanese.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 24, 2019  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of penurious in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of penurious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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