un penurious

penurious

[puh-noor-ee-uhs, -nyoor-]
adjective
1.
extremely stingy; parsimonious; miserly.
2.
extremely poor; destitute; indigent.
3.
poorly or inadequately supplied; lacking in means or resources.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Medieval Latin pēnūriōsus. See penury, -ous

penuriously, adverb
penuriousness, noun
unpenurious, adjective
unpenuriously, adverb
unpenuriousness, noun


1. tight, close, niggardly.


1. generous.
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penurious (pɪˈnjʊərɪəs)
 
adj
1.  niggardly with money
2.  lacking money or means
3.  yielding little; scanty
 
pe'nuriously
 
adv
 
pe'nuriousness
 
n

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penurious
1590s, from M.L. penuriosus, from L. penuria "penury" (see penury). Originally "poverty-stricken, in a state of penury;" meaning "stingy" is first attested 1630s.
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