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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Penurious  \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. 
  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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  not  having  enough  money  to  pay  for  necessities  [syn:  {hard 
  up},  {impecunious},  {in  straitened  circumstances(p)}, 
  {penniless},  {pinched}] 
  2:  excessively  unwilling  to  spend;  "parsimonious  thrift 
  relieved  by  few  generous  impulses";  "lived  in  a  most 
  penurious  manner--denying  himself  every  indulgence"  [syn: 

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