: marked by or suffering from penury
: given to or marked by extreme stinting frugality
— pe·nu·ri·ous·ly adverb
— pe·nu·ri·ous·ness noun
Examples of PENURIOUS
- The penurious school system had to lay off several teachers.
- <the company's penurious management could not be convinced of the need to earmark more money for research and development>
First Known Use of PENURIOUS
Related to PENURIOUS
- cheap, chintzy, close, closefisted, mean, mingy, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, stingy, pinching, pinchpenny, spare, sparing, stinting, tight, tightfisted, uncharitable, ungenerous
- bounteous, bountiful, charitable, freehanded, generous, liberal, munificent, openhanded, unsparing, unstinting
See Synonym Discussion at stingy
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