A Word A Day : penury



Saturday, 28th June 2008 : Today's Word is ...


penury :




Definition :


noun :

1. extreme poverty

2. destitution, scarcity, dearth, inadequacy, insufficiency


Related Forms :

Penurious : adjective

penuriously : adverb

penuriousness : noun


usages :

  • They were exposed to hardship and penury.


  • It arises in neither from penury of thought.


  • A penury of military forces.


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