Synonyms of penurious in English:

penurious

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
  • Definition of penurious in:

    Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

    Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

    More on penurious

    Nearby words


    Translate penurious

    into Spanish
    Word of the day bimble
    Pronunciation: ˈbɪmb(ə)l
    verb
    walk or travel at a leisurely pace