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penurious

pe·nu·ri·ous

penurious

 
 
pronunciation:
pihn yu ri s [or] pih nu ri s
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: extremely needy or poor; poverty-stricken.
There is little help for the penurious population who have little food or shelter.
antonyms:
wealthy
similar words:
destitute, indigent, needy, poor
definition 2: producing little; poorly endowed or supplied.
Their penurious plot of land could no longer support them.
antonyms:
fertile
definition 3: very miserly or stingy.
He's always had penurious attitude toward giving money to charities.
antonyms:
generous
similar words:
churlish, close-fisted, miserly, niggard, niggardly, skimpy
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derivations: penuriously (adv.), penuriousness (n.)