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penurious

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pe=nu=ri=ous

CIDE DICTIONARY

penuriousa. [From Penury.].
  •  Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy; miserly.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not bountiful or liberal; scanty.  [1913 Webster]
    "Here creeps along a poor, penurious stream."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Destitute of money; suffering extreme want.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
Syn. -- Avaricious; covetous; parsimonious; miserly; niggardly; stingy. See Avaricious.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

penurious, adj.
1 poor; destitute.
2 stingy; grudging.
3 scanty.

Derivative
penuriously adv. penuriousness n.
Etymology
med.L penuriosus (as PENURY)

THESAURUS

penurious

bankrupt, beggared, beggarly, begrudging, cheap, chintzy, destitute, dirt, flat broke, grudging, hard up, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, mean, mingy, miserly, near, necessitous, needy, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penniless, penny-pinching, pinchpenny, poor, poverty-stricken, shabby, sordid, stingy, thrifty, tight, tight-fisted, tightfisted, ungenerous

ROGET THESAURUS

penurious

Parsimony

N parsimony, parcity, parsimoniousness, stinginess, stint, illiberality, tenacity, avarice, greed, miser, niggard, churl, screw, skinflint, crib, codger, muckworm, scrimp, lickpenny, hunks, curmudgeon, Harpagon, harpy, extortioner, Jew, usurer, Hessian, pinch fist, pinch penny, parsimonious, penurious, stingy, miserly, mean, shabby, peddling, scrubby, penny wise, near, niggardly, close, fast handed, close handed, strait handed, close fisted, hard fisted, tight fisted, tight, sparing, chary, grudging, griping, illiberal, ungenerous, churlish, hidebound, sordid, mercenary, venal, covetous, usurious, avaricious, greedy, extortionate, rapacious, with a sparing hand, desunt inopioe multa avaritiae omnia, hoards after hoards his rising raptures fill, the unsunn'd heaps of miser's treasures.


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