Synonyms for penurious

Synonyms for (adjective) penurious

Synonyms: parsimonious, penurious

Definition: excessively unwilling to spend

Usage: parsimonious thrift relieved by few generous impulses; lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence

Similar words: ungenerous, stingy

Definition: unwilling to spend

Usage: she practices economy without being stingy; an ungenerous response to the appeal for funds


Synonyms: impecunious, in straitened circumstances, hard up, penniless, penurious, pinched

Definition: not having enough money to pay for necessities

Similar words: poor

Definition: having little money or few possessions

Usage: deplored the gap between rich and poor countries; the proverbial poor artist living in a garret