Share this entry
penury
American English: /ˈpɛnjəri/
British English: /ˈpɛnjʊri/

Translation of penury in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • [literary] to live in penury
    vivir en la penuria or en la miseria
    Example sentences
    • Now, as then, a government is reducing its citizens to penury as they are deprived of their income and homes.
    • Perhaps it was unavoidable, yet it was a road that led past ruin, default and penury, through the plunder of Russia and the impoverishment of Russians.
    • Bastille Day in France commemorates the French Revolution and reminds us of one of the most unpleasant and blood-soaked regimes ever to have reduced a country to penury.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.