The state of being needy
Penury is defined as extreme poverty or lacking basic necessities.
Poverty is the state of being poor, having little money or being in need of a specific quality.
Lack of the basic necessities or comforts of life:
The condition or quality of lacking something usual or necessary:
a solicitation for money or food (especially in the street by an apparently penniless person)
The condition of being indigent
Find another word for beggary. In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for beggary, like: destitution, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, need, neediness, pennilessness, penuriousness, penury, poverty and privation.