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Meaning of penurious

pe•nu•ri•ous

Pronunciation: (pu-noor'ē-us, -nyoor'-), [key]
— adj.
  1. extremely stingy; parsimonious; miserly.
  2. extremely poor; destitute; indigent.
  3. poorly or inadequately supplied; lacking in means or resources.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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