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synonyms for penniless

  • bankrupt
  • broke
  • destitute
  • impoverished
  • indigent
  • needy
  • clean
  • cleaned out
  • dead broke
  • dirt poor
  • down to last penny
  • flat
  • flat broke
  • impecunious
  • in the gutter
  • lacking
  • moneyless
  • necessitous
  • on last leg
  • over a barrel
  • penurious
  • poor
  • poverty-stricken
  • ruined
  • strapped
  • tapped out
  • without a dime
See also synonyms for: pennilessness
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antonyms for penniless

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  • affluent
  • rich
  • solvent
  • wealthy
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How to use penniless in a sentence

Pride forbade him to confess himself a homeless, penniless vagabond.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
Now men laughed at him, pointed to him with their fingers, and made their children mock and hoot the penniless insolvent.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
Shortly after leaving his Quebrada-honda mountains of gold and silver, he was penniless at Carthagena.
LIFE OF RICHARD TREVITHICK, VOLUME II (OF 2)FRANCIS TREVITHICK
Practically penniless and absolutely disillusioned, the amazing man was radiantly happy.
THE JOYOUS ADVENTURES OF ARISTIDE PUJOLWILLIAM J. LOCKE
It is she whom I followed afoot, penniless and wanting bread, until I fell exhausted on the highway and racked with pain.
BALSAMO, THE MAGICIANALEXANDER DUMAS
"I hold Bezenecq the Rich incapable of leaving his daughter thus penniless," retorted the bailiff.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
Then, penniless, he would have to face Mona again; and what would come of that he could not see, would not try to see.
YOU NEVER KNOW YOUR LUCK, COMPLETEGILBERT PARKER
Noah had brought up in his family from their early childhood the children of a brother who died penniless in Vermont.
A LIEUTENANT AT EIGHTEENOLIVER OPTIC
She was very ill and penniless; yet the poor about her were devoted to her and considered her most remarkable.
THE LEAVEN IN A GREAT CITYLILLIAN WILLIAM BETTS
He sends for the young Sister; very pretty indeed, and a gentlewoman by birth, though penniless.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. VII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
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WORDS RELATED TO PENNILESS

  • bankrupt
  • beggared
  • bust
  • cleaned out
  • destitute
  • dirt poor
  • flat broke
  • impoverished
  • in Chapter 11
  • in debt
  • indebted
  • indigent
  • insolvent
  • needy
  • penniless
  • penurious
  • poor
  • ruined
  • stone broke
  • strapped
  • tapped out
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.