(?), a. [From Penury.] 1. Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy; miserly. "A penurious niggard of his wealth." Milton.
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2. Not bountiful or liberal; scanty.
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Here creeps along a poor, penurious stream.
C. Pitt.
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3. Destitute of money; suffering extreme want. [Obs.] "My penurious band." Shak.
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Syn. -- Avaricious; covetous; parsimonious; miserly; niggardly; stingy. See Avaricious.
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--Pe*nu"ri*ous*ly, adv. -- Pe*nu"ri*ous*ness, n.
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