What does the word penurious mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Penuriousness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Penuriously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Parsimonious; miserly.

Usage examples for penurious

  1. Some of my readers may think so small a loss scarcely worth keeping awake for, but Mrs. Joe Tucker was a strictly economical and saving woman- some even called her penurious- and the loss of ten cents troubled her. – The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way by Horatio Alger
  2. Oldys having completed this elaborate introduction, " the penurious publisher insisted on leaving out one third part, which happened to be the best matter in it, because he would have it contracted into one sheet!" – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3) by Isaac Disraeli
  3. It has been stated already that the father of Otto Relstaub was penurious, miserly, and cruel. – The Lost Trail by Edward S. Ellis