1. Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy; miserly. “A penurious niggard of his wealth.”
2. Not bountiful or liberal; scanty.
Here creeps along a poor, penurious stream. --C. Pitt.
3. Destitute of money; suffering extreme want. [Obs.] “My penurious band.”
Syn: -- Avaricious; covetous; parsimonious; miserly; niggardly; stingy. See Avaricious.
--Pe*nu*ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Pe*nu*ri*ous*ness, n.
adv : in a penurious manner; "they lived penuriously"