impecunious

[im-pi-kyoo-nee-uhs]
adjective
having little or no money; penniless; poor.

Origin:
1590–1600; im-2 + obsolete pecunious wealthy < Latin pecūniōsus, equivalent to pecūni(a) wealth + -ōsus -ous

impecuniously, adverb
impecuniousness, impecuniosity [im-pi-kyoo-nee-os-i-tee] , noun


destitute, poverty-stricken. See poor.
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impecunious (ˌɪmpɪˈkjuːnɪəs)
 
adj
without money; penniless
 
[C16: from im- (not) + -pecunious, from Latin pecūniōsus wealthy, from pecūnia money]
 
impe'cuniously
 
adv
 
impe'cuniousness
 
n
 
impecuniosity
 
n

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impecunious
"lacking in money," 1596, from in- "not" + L. pecuniosus "rich," from pecunia "money, property."
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For them, their impecuniosity narrows the rental housing market.
If you cannot afford the fee, you can file an affidavit of impecuniosity.
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