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- 1. hard up, impecunious, in straitened circumstances(predicate), penniless, penurious, pinched, poor (vs. rich)
- usage: not having enough money to pay for necessities
- 2. parsimonious, penurious, stingy (vs. generous), ungenerous
- usage: excessively unwilling to spend; "parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses"; "lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence"
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See also: penurious (Dictionary)