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penniless

pen·ni·less

penniless

pronunciation:
pe ni lihs [or] pe nih lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having no money at all; very poor.
a penniless beggar
synonyms:
broke, busted, impecunious, insolvent, poor, strapped
antonyms:
moneyed, opulent, wealthy
similar words:
bankrupt, destitute, down and out, down-and-out, indigent, needy, penurious, poverty-stricken
derivations: pennilessly (adv.), pennilessness (n.)
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The word penniless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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The suffix -less attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1