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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Example sentences
Next, he hooks up with an impecunious cleric who in that regard, is not much
  different than the beggar.
The sorry appearance of the unpaid letter suggested the impecunious condition
  of its author.
Defendant's primary argument for a stay of the monetary judgment is that he is
  impecunious.
Statutory heirs may recover funeral and burial expenses only if the estate is
  impecunious.
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