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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 pe·nu·ri·ous /pəˈnʊriəs, ˈnjʊr-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Pe·nu·ri·ous a.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: not having enough money to pay for necessities [syn: hard
             up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances(p),
             penniless, pinched]
      2: excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift
         relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most
         penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence" [syn: