Part of speech:
Characteristic of, or giving the appearance of, poverty
Not adequate in quality or quantity; inferior:
Having little or no money.
not having enough money to pay for necessities
The definition of penurious is someone extremely poor or something that is characterized by poverty, or being very cheap and unwilling to spend any money.
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