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  • penuriously — penurious ► ADJECTIVE formal 1) extremely poor. 2) parsimonious. DERIVATIVES penuriously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • penuriously — adverb in a penurious manner they lived penuriously • Derived from adjective: ↑penurious …   Useful english dictionary

  • Penuriously — Penurious Pe*nu ri*ous, a. [From {Penury}.] 1. Excessively sparing in the use of money; sordid; stingy; miserly. A penurious niggard of his wealth. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Not bountiful or liberal; scanty. [1913 Webster] Here creeps along a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • penuriously — adverb see penurious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • penuriously — adverb In a penurious manner …   Wiktionary

  • penuriously — pɪ nÊŠrɪəslɪ / njÊŠr adv. stingily, in a miserly manner; indigently, in the manner of being poor …   English contemporary dictionary

  • penuriously — pe·nu·ri·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • penurious — penuriously, adv. penuriousness, n. /peuh noor ee euhs, nyoor /, adj. 1. extremely stingy; parsimonious; miserly. 2. extremely poor; destitute; indigent. 3. poorly or inadequately supplied; lacking in means or resources. [1590 1600; < ML… …   Universalium

  • Scantly — Scant ly, adv. 1. In a scant manner; not fully or sufficiently; narrowly; penuriously. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. Scarcely; hardly; barely. [1913 Webster] Scantly they durst their feeble eyes dispread Upon that town. Fairfax. [1913 Webster] We… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Scarce — Scarce, Scarcely Scarce ly, adv. 1. With difficulty; hardly; scantly; barely; but just. [1913 Webster] With a scarce well lighted flame. Milton. [1913 Webster] The eldest scarcely five year was of age. Chaucer. [1913 Webster] Slowly she sails,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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