[ im-pi-kyoo-nee-uhs ]
/ ˌɪm pɪˈkyu ni əs /
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having little or no money; penniless; poor.
OTHER WORDS FOR impecunious
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Origin of impecunious
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OTHER WORDS FROM impecuniousim·pe·cu·ni·ous·ly, adverbim·pe·cu·ni·ous·ness, im·pe·cu·ni·os·i·ty [im-pi-kyoo-nee-os-i-tee], /ˌɪm pɪˌkyu niˈɒs ɪ ti/, noun
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How to use impecunious in a sentence
Ever since leaving England Charles and his followers had suffered from the most direful impecuniosity.Belgium|George W. T. (George William Thomson) Omond
Impecuniosity seems to have been a chronic state with the artist and sometimes to have pressed hard upon him.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician|Frederick Niecks
When last met, you suffered from the impecuniosity of a churched mouse.Baboo Jabberjee, B.A.|F. Anstey
The amount of impecuniosity those fellows get through in the course of a term is something inconceivable.In the Days of My Youth|Amelia Ann Blandford Edwards
Mr. Osborne had had thirty years' experience with the impecuniosity of authors.To Him That Hath|Leroy Scott
British Dictionary definitions for impecunious
/ (ˌɪmpɪˈkjuːnɪəs) /
without money; penniless
Derived forms of impecuniousimpecuniously, adverbimpecuniousness or impecuniosity (ˌɪmpɪkjuːnɪˈɒsɪtɪ), noun
Word Origin for impecunious
C16: from im- (not) + -pecunious, from Latin pecūniōsus wealthy, from pecūnia money
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