Synonyms and Antonyms of penuriousness

  1. 1 the quality or practice of being overly sparing with money he daily practiced such penuriousness that few would have guessed that he was one of the state's wealthiest residents Synonyms cheapness, cheeseparing, closeness, miserliness, niggardliness, penny-pinching, parsimony, pinching, stinginess, tightfistedness, tightnessRelated Words conserving, economizing, economy, frugality, husbandry, providence, scrimping, skimping, thrift; conservation, saving; husbanding, managingNear Antonyms bountifulness, bounty, generosity, largesse (also largess), liberality, openhandedness, openheartedness, philanthropy, unselfishness; extravagance, lavishness; dissipation, improvidence, prodigality, squandering, wastefulness

  2. 2 the state of lacking sufficient money or material possessions the abject penuriousness of so many of the city's inhabitants should be a cause for concern Synonyms beggary, destituteness, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, necessity, need, neediness, pauperism, poverty, penury, poorness, wantRelated Words gutter, misery, woe, wretchedness; exigency; emergency, rainy day; austerity, deprivation, privation; bankruptcy, insolvency; belt-tightening, pinching, straiteningNear Antonyms luxury, prosperityAntonyms affluence, opulence, richness, wealth, wealthiness

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