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penurious

Synonyms of penurious in English:

adjective

formal
  • 1 a penurious student
    poor, poor as a church mouse, poverty-stricken, destitute, necessitous, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, needy, in need/want, badly off, in reduced/straitened circumstances, hard up, unable to make ends meet, penniless, without a cent (to one's name), without a sou
    informal (flat) broke, strapped for cash
    [Antonyms] wealthy
  • 2 a penurious old skinflint
    informal stingy, mingy, tight, tightfisted, money-grubbing
    archaic near
    [Antonyms] generous
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