Definition of impecunious in English:

impecunious

Line breaks: im|pe¦cu¦ni|ous
Pronunciation: /ˌɪmpɪˈkjuːnɪəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

impecuniosity

Pronunciation: /-ˈɒsɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • The plaintiff seems to have a bona fide cause of action and she should not be deprived of it because of her impecuniosity.
  • Nor is there injustice in requiring an applicant, who does not assert impecuniosity but has repeatedly failed to pay past costs orders, to pay what is already due to the other side if he is allowed to make a further application……
  • The defendants argued that the increase in cost was due to the plaintiff's impecuniosity which prevented him from carrying out the repairs in 1990.

impecuniousness

noun
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  • It is frustrating to consider how powerful our back play might have been, had impecuniousness not obliged the club to dispense with the services of the two.
  • When it adopted her point of view, you saw the shame and impecuniousness behind the cover-girl mask.
  • He was originally supposed to be going into the cavalry, but had realized that the young Cavalry officers had ‘private means’ and rather than admit to a relative impecuniousness asked for a transfer to the tank corps.

Origin

late 16th century: from in-1 'not' + obsolete pecunious 'having money, wealthy' (from Latin pecuniosus, from pecunia 'money').

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