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synonyms for penury

  • barrenness
  • dearth
  • destitution
  • indigence
  • insufficiency
  • need
  • privation
  • scantiness
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antonyms for penury

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  • plenty
  • sufficiency
  • wealth
  • affluence
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How to use penury in a sentence

But to herself Jess Morse thought: And it would mean the difference, for mother and me, between penury and independence!
THE GIRLS OF CENTRAL HIGH ON THE STAGEGERTRUDE W. MORRISON
Notwithstanding her popularity and patronage, she died in France in great obscurity and penury.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
Hunger and penury had carved lines as easy to read in her face as the traces of asceticism and fear.
AN EPISODE UNDER THE TERRORHONORE DE BALZAC
Hundreds of families were burned out, and reduced from opulence, or at least competency, to penury.
THE BOYS OF '61CHARLES CARLETON COFFIN.
The towns of the old world have alternations of penury and affluence.
AMERICAN SKETCHESCHARLES WHIBLEY
In consequence we hear a good many complaints of penury, all through his three years at Cambridge, 1511 to 1514.
THE AGE OF ERASMUSP. S. ALLEN
But it would mean all the difference between penury and dread of the poorhouse on the one hand and safety on the other to David.
DOMINIE DEANELLIS PARKER BUTLER
It is not enough to-day to paint the gay impropriety of models and the devil-may-care penury of lighthearted artists.
PUNCH, OR THE LONDON CHARIVARI, VOLUME 147, AUGUST 12, 1914VARIOUS
Imagine a person walking in a garret from absolute penury to find himself a millionaire.
THE BEACH OF DREAMSH. DE VERE STACPOOLE
Thus died Mr. Elwes, the most perfect model of human penury which has been presented to the public for a long series of years.
PORTRAITS OF CURIOUS CHARACTERS IN LONDON, &C. &C.ANONYMOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO PENURY

  • begging
  • destitution
  • impecuniosity
  • impecuniousness
  • impoverishment
  • indigence
  • mendicancy
  • mendicity
  • pauperism
  • pennilessness
  • penuriousness
  • penury
  • poorness
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