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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Needy or poor. Also: Very miserly or stingy.

Usage examples (40)
  • The penurious manager did not earn the respect and admiration of the staff.
  • And I think they made him penurious, which was funny.
  • Marguerite Blessington's youth was ill-regulated and penurious.
  • They are very dirty, and excessively penurious, but industrious. for more
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