penury definition

  • noun:
    • Extreme desire or impoverishment; destitution.
    • Extreme dearth; barrenness or insufficiency.
    • severe desire; impoverishment; destitution.
    • deficiencies in some thing; a dearth; barrenness; insufficiency.
    • Absence of resources; desire; privation; indigence; extreme poverty; destitution.
    • Penuriousness; miserliness.
    • shortage; wish; scantiness.
    • severe poverty; want; indigence.
    • Parsimoniousness; miserliness.
    • a situation of severe impoverishment or destitution

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