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penurious

[ puh-noor-ee-uhs, -nyoor- ]
/ pəˈnʊər i əs, -ˈnyʊər- /
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adjective
extremely stingy; parsimonious; miserly.
extremely poor; destitute; indigent.
poorly or inadequately supplied; lacking in means or resources.
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Origin of penurious

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Medieval Latin pēnūriōsus, from Latin paenūria, pēnūria penury + -ous

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British Dictionary definitions for penurious

penurious
/ (pɪˈnjʊərɪəs) /

adjective
niggardly with money
lacking money or means
yielding little; scanty

Derived forms of penurious

penuriously, adverbpenuriousness, noun
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