[syn: parsimonious, penurious]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Penurious \Pe*nu"ri*ous\, a. [From Penury.]
1. Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy;
miserly. "A penurious niggard of his wealth." --Milton.
2. Not bountiful or liberal; scanty.
Here creeps along a poor, penurious stream. --C.
3. Destitute of money; suffering extreme want. [Obs.] "My
penurious band." --Shak.
Syn: Avaricious; covetous; parsimonious; miserly; niggardly;
stingy. See Avaricious.
[1913 Webster] --Pe*nu"ri*ous*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: not having enough money to pay for necessities [syn:
hard up, impecunious, in straitened
circumstances(p), penniless, penurious, pinched]
2: excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift relieved
by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most penurious manner
--denying himself every indulgence" [syn: parsimonious,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
36 Moby Thesaurus words for "penurious":
bankrupt, beggared, beggarly, begrudging, cheap, chintzy,
destitute, dirt, flat broke, grudging, hard up, impecunious,
impoverished, indigent, mean, mingy, miserly, near, necessitous,
needy, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penniless, penny-pinching,
pinchpenny, poor, poverty-stricken, shabby, sordid, stingy,
thrifty, tight, tight-fisted, tightfisted, ungenerous