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impecunious

im·pe·cu·ni·ous

impecunious

 
 
pronunciation:
Im p kyu ni s
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part of speech: adjective
definition: lacking funds; penniless.
The cheap cafe was a haven for impecunious artists who sat for hours but ordered nothing but coffee.
antonyms:
affluent, flush, moneyed, wealthy
similar words:
destitute, indigent, penniless, poor
derivations: impecuniously (adv.), impecuniousness (n.)
Word Parts
The word impecunious contains the following parts:
im-2 Latin prefix that means not, without
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The prefix im-2 occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of in-2 used before roots beginning with the letter "m," "p," and "b." See in-2.