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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