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pəˈnʊər i əs, -ˈnyʊər-penu·ri·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

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

    not having enough money to pay for necessities

  2. parsimonious, penuriousadjective

    excessively unwilling to spend

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


  1. penuriousadjective

    Miserly; excessively cheap.

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

  2. penuriousadjective

    Not bountiful; thin; scant.

    The penurious stew would have been more accurately labelled broth.

  3. penuriousadjective

    Impoverished; wanting for money.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penuriousadjective

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

  2. Penuriousadjective

    not bountiful or liberal; scanty

  3. Penuriousadjective

    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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  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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