HyperDic: penury

English > 1 sense of the word penury:
NOUNstatepenury, indigence, need, pauperism, pauperizationa state of extreme / extreme poverty or destitution
penury > pronunciation
Rhymesaccusatory ... zealotry: 432 rhymes with riy...
English > penury: 1 sense > noun 1, state
MeaningA state of extreme / extreme poverty or destitution.
Synonymsindigence, need, pauperism, pauperization
Narrowerbeggary, mendicancy, mendicityThe state of being a beggar or mendicant
Broaderpoverty, poorness, impoverishmentThe state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions
Spanishindigencia, miseria, necesidad, pauperismo, penuria, pobreza extrema
Catalanextrema pobresa, indigència, misèria, necessitat, pauperisme, penúria
Adjectivespenuriousnot having enough money to pay for necessities

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