Definition of penniless in English:

penniless

Line breaks: pen¦ni|less
Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnɪləs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

pennilessness

noun
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  • Financial difficulty had evolved into pennilessness, and with no ordinary work available she had been at her wits' end.
  • During the years of the Second Dutch War, opposition in Parliament frequently blamed the Crown's chronic pennilessness and mismanagement of the war on official corruption and the cost of the mistresses.
  • She argued that their pennilessness had been caused by the insurer's wrongful repudiation of the policy, but the court rejected that argument.

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