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penurious

Pronunciation: /pəˈnʊriəs; pɪˈnjʊəriəs/

Translation of penurious in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [literary/literario] mísero
    Example sentences
    • Once some penurious student has finished loading up a piece of art into her van, it immediately gains in value.
    • The garish festivities are set in one of the world's most penurious places.
    • This, as you might appreciate, presents many problems for a man with the soul of a tortured and penurious poet.
    Example sentences
    • Your plan to spend everything you have and more as soon as possible seems a certain recipe for a penurious old age.
    • One promising effort is intended to increase the low personal savings rate in the U.S., which could doom many people to a penurious retirement.
    • A comparable case is that of Iraq, where in spite of the weekly strikes by the U.S. and Britain and the penurious condition of the country, has still not thrown in the towel.
    Example sentences
    • It is rather penurious reasoning too, knowing what we know about the geo-strategic priorities of the United States at this conjuncture.

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