- having little or no money; penniless; poor.
Origin of impecunious
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destitute, poverty-stricken. See poor.
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Examples from the Web for impecunious
All this riot of wealth would no doubt impress the impecunious Charles.Henry VIII.
A. F. Pollard
But we never did it—because, I think, although we were plucky, we were impecunious!The History of "Punch"
M. H. Spielmann
I'd not load one of them with a wild, impecunious Irishman like myself.Shorty McCabe on the Job
With him we have not anything to do, except to say that of all men he was the most impecunious.An Old Man's Love
They seemed an impecunious assemblage, gathered for mere sport.Mystic London:
Charles Maurice Davies
- without money; penniless
C16: from im- (not) + -pecunious, from Latin pecūniōsus wealthy, from pecūnia money
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Word Origin and History for impecunious
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