What does penury mean?

Definitions for penury
ˈpɛn yə ripenu·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. indigence, need, penury, pauperism, pauperizationnoun

    a state of extreme poverty or destitution

    "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"

Wiktionary

  1. penurynoun

    extreme want; poverty; destitution.

    Etymology: From pénurie, from penuria.

  2. penurynoun

    a lack of something; a dearth; barrenness; insufficiency.

    Etymology: From pénurie, from penuria.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Penurynoun

    absence of resources; want; privation; indigence; extreme poverty; destitution

    Etymology: [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.]

  2. Penurynoun

    penuriousness; miserliness

    Etymology: [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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Penury

    pen′ū-ri, n. want: absence of means or resources: great poverty.—adj. Penū′rious, showing penury: not bountiful: too saving: sordid: miserly.—adv. Penū′riously.—n. Penū′riousness. [Fr.,—L. penuria; Gr. peina, hunger, penēs, poor.]

Editors Contribution

  1. penury

    The condition/state of being extremely poor:beggary, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment,indigence, need, neediness, pennilessness, penuriousness, poverty, privation,want.poverty, want, privation,straitened circumstances, pauperism,pauperization.extreme poverty; destitution.scarcity; dearth,inadequacy,insufficiency.

    The combination of covid-19 and lockdowns could drive up to 420m people into absolute poverty—defined as having to live on less than $1.90 a day. That would increase the total by two-thirds and set back progress against penury by a decade.

    Submitted by anonymous on July 2, 2020  

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of penury in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of penury in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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