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. Pitt.

3.

Destitute of money; suffering extreme want.

[Obs.] "My penurious band."

Shak.

Syn. -- Avaricious; covetous; parsimonious; miserly; niggardly; stingy. See Avaricious.

--Pe*nu"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Pe*nu"ri*ous*ness, n.

 

© Webster 1913.

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