AskDefine | Define penuriousness

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penuriousness

Noun

1 a state of lacking money [syn: impecuniousness, pennilessness]
2 a disposition to be niggardly with money

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English

Noun

  1. The quality of being penurious.
    In Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the character Ebenezer Scrooge is renowned for his penuriousness.

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