pe·nu·ri·ous /pəˈnʊriəs, ˈnjʊr-/
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.
adj 1: not having enough money to pay for necessities [syn: hard
up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances(p),
2: excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift
relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most
penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence" [syn: