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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A disposition to be niggardly with money; A state of lacking money.

Usage examples (35)
  • Usually, stories of thrift and penuriousness are told of the
  • But his penuriousness has effectively excluded him from his rightful position in the scheme of things.
  • It is altogether different from penuriousness: for it is economy that can always best afford to be generous.
  • The Madani are, like the Meccans, a curious mixture of generosity and meanness, of profuseness and penuriousness. for more
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