penurious

[ puh-noor-ee-uhs, -nyoor- ]SEE DEFINITION OF penurious
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She was so penurious, that she did not give me what was necessary to sustain life.

No; but even in the most penurious times it was kings who were the patrons.

If one were ever penurious, might it not be of these handsome loaves of hers?

His clothing appeared to indicate a penurious, grasping nature.

Yes; but you trifle with me by these reluctant and penurious communications.

That penurious and unprincipled villain is thirsting for your blood.

Could she consent to be his wife in his present penurious situation?

It's a gift with me not to be penurious with my conversation.

Beware alike of penurious hoarding and selfish extravagance.

The young man as a beginner should avoid stingy and penurious methods.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from penury + -ous, or else from Medieval Latin penuriosus, from Latin penuria "penury." Originally "poverty-stricken, in a state of penury;" meaning "stingy" is first attested 1630s. Related: Penuriously.

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