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Definition 1: not having enough money to pay for necessities - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for penurious in the sense of this definition

(penurious is similar to ...) having little money or few possessions

"deplored the gap between rich and poor countries" "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"

Definition 2: excessively unwilling to spend - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where penurious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses
  • lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence

Synonyms for penurious in the sense of this definition

(penurious is similar to ...) unwilling to spend (money, time, resources, etc.)

"she practices economy without being stingy" "an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds"

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