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