word of the day :: penurious


[puhnoor-ee-uhs, –nyoor-]

-adjective (used with object)
1. extremely stingy; parsimonious; miserly.
2. extremely poor; destitute; indigent.
3. poorly or inadequately supplied; lacking in means or resources.

1590-1600; < ML pēnūriōsus. See penury-ous

“To all true wants Time’s ear is deaf,

penurious states lend no relief

Out of their pelf:

But a free soul-Thank God-

Can help itself.”

~ Henry David Thoreau ~


About Stephanie Carbajal

Creative freelancer living, working, and playing in the Pacific Northwest.
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