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Synonyms for penury
ˈpɛn yə ripenu·ry

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. penury

    Poverty denotes strictly lack of property or adequate means of support, but in common use is a relative term denoting any condition below that of easy, comfortable living; privation denotes a condition of painful lack of what is useful or desirable, tho not to the extent of absolute distress; indigence is lack of ordinary means of subsistence; destitution is lack of the comforts, and in part even of the necessaries of life; penury is especially cramping poverty, possibly not so sharp as destitution, but continuous, while that may be temporary; pauperism is such destitution as throws one upon organized public charity for support; beggary and mendicancy denote poverty that appeals for indiscriminate private charity.

    Synonyms:
    beggary, destitution, distress, indigence, mendicancy, need, pauperism, poverty, privation, want

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. penury

    Synonyms:
    wart, privation, poverty, indigence, impecuniosity, destitution, beggary

    Antonyms:
    competence, wealth, affluence, pecuniosity

Princeton's WordNet

  1. indigence, need, penury, pauperism, pauperizationnoun

    a state of extreme poverty or destitution

    "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless"

    Synonyms:
    motive, need, pauperism, demand, impoverishment, pauperization, indigence, motivation, pauperisation, want

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. penurynoun

    Synonyms:
    indigence, destitution, beggary, mendicancy, pauperism, extreme poverty

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. penurynoun

    Synonyms:
    poverty, indigence

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "penury":

    misery, hardship, shortage

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