Synonyms and Antonyms of penuriousness
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.
conserving, economizing, economy, frugality, husbandry, providence, scrimping, skimping, thrift
bountifulness, bounty, generosity, largesse (also largess), liberality, openhandedness, openheartedness, philanthropy, unselfishness
dissipation, improvidence, prodigality, squandering, wastefulness
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.
beggary, destituteness, destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, necessity, need, neediness, pauperism, penury, poorness, poverty, want