penniless

[pen-i-lis]
adjective
without any money whatsoever; totally impoverished; destitute.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English peniles. See penny, -less

pennilessly, adverb
pennilessness, noun


indigent. See poor.


rich.
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penniless (ˈpɛnɪlɪs)
 
adj
very poor; almost totally without money
 
'pennilessly
 
adv
 
'pennilessness
 
n

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Example sentences
He was sometimes wealthy, sometimes penniless, often in danger.
Jobless, penniless and on the brink of homelessness.
White-collar professionals were being turned into penniless paper pushers.
Half the people you knew were penniless and beginning all over again.
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