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synonyms for penurious

  • avaricious
  • cheap
  • chintzy
  • close-fisted
  • costive
  • curmudgeonly
  • economical
  • frugal
  • greedy
  • hoarding
  • miserly
  • parsimonious
  • penny-pinching
  • pennywise
  • pinchpenny
  • saving
  • scrimping
  • sparing
  • thrifty
  • tightfisted
  • uncharitable
  • ungenerous
  • ungiving
See also synonyms for: penuriousness
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How to use penurious in a sentence

Not observing that the President Rose, who was very penurious, had put his money in the hat, he presented it to him a second time.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
There are beings so dejected—so penurious—that this swearing constitutes their whole store of worldly opulence.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
No; but even in the most penurious times it was kings who were the patrons.
THE NEW SOCIETYWALTHER RATHENAU
If one were ever penurious, might it not be of these handsome loaves of hers?
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 16, NO. 97, NOVEMBER, 1865VARIOUS
One would suppose that such a mother would have every want supplied, even by a penurious son.
CHOICE READINGS FOR THE HOME CIRCLEANONYMOUS
The sluggish man will have only prudence; the penurious, economy; the extravagant, generosity.
BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
He has likewise written comedies, and his contemporaries have not been, penurious in their eulogiums.
CURIOSITIES OF LITERATURE, VOL. 1 (OF 3)ISAAC D'ISRAELI
Though mean and penurious, he could not brook meanness in others.
THE FUNNY SIDE OF PHYSICA. D. CRABTRE
She grew rich, and the richer she grew the more penurious she became.
THE BONDMANHALL CAINE
Spoken to them who are careful and penurious in some trifling things, but neglective in the main chance.
THE PROVERBS OF SCOTLANDALEXANDER HISLOP
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WORDS RELATED TO PENURIOUS

  • 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.