Find another word for penniless. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for penniless, like: poverty-stricken, lacking means, indigent, broke, poor, beggarly, destitute, down-and-out, impecunious, impoverished and indigent.
He entered Naples as a penniless scholar.
He was a penniless man of letters, with theories as to state maintenance of children; and Therese was a consenting party.
At an early age he was left a penniless orphan, and his education was acquired in a small country school until he procured, mainly by his own energy, a nomination to the Military Academy.
Here he met a certain Olympe Dunoyer ("Pimpette"), a girl apparently of respectable character and not bad connexions, but a Protestant, penniless, and daughter of a literary lady whose literary reputation was not spotless.