Penuriousness
Penurious Pe*nu"ri*ous, a. [From {Penury}.] 1. Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy; miserly. ``A penurious niggard of his wealth.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Not bountiful or liberal; scanty. [1913 Webster]

Here creeps along a poor, penurious stream. --C. Pitt. [1913 Webster]

3. Destitute of money; suffering extreme want. [Obs.] ``My penurious band.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Avaricious; covetous; parsimonious; miserly; niggardly; stingy. See {Avaricious}. [1913 Webster] --{Pe*nu"ri*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Pe*nu"ri*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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