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late 14c., from Latin pecuniosus "abounding in money," from pecunia "money" (see pecuniary). Related: Pecuniously; pecuniousness.

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Related Words for pecunious

moneyed, independent, prosperous, well-heeled, well-off, affluent, well-to-do, upscale, comfortable, loaded, opulent, substantial, booming, pecunious

Examples from the Web for pecunious

Historical Examples of pecunious

  • If we was buried to-morrow they'd mark him 'Pecunious' and me 'Impecunious.'

    The Jimmyjohn Boss and Other Stories

    Owen Wister

  • This hunting after pecunious strangers is so systematically carried on that it might be dignified by the name of a science.