Synonyms of penurious in English:

penurious


See definition of penurious

adjective

1‘a penurious student’

SYNONYMS

poor, as poor as a church mouse, poverty-stricken, destitute, necessitous, in penury, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, needy, in need, in want, badly off, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, hard up, on one's beam-ends, unable to make ends meet, underprivileged, penniless, without a sou, moneyless, bankrupt, bust, insolvent

British on the breadline

informal broke, flat broke, cleaned out, strapped for cash, strapped, on one's uppers

British informal stony broke, skint, without two pennies to rub together, without two farthings to rub together, without two brass farthings to rub together, in Queer Street

North American informal stone broke

rare pauperized, beggared

ANTONYMS

wealthy

2‘a penurious old skinflint’

SYNONYMS

mean, miserly, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, close-fisted, cheese-paring, scrimping, grasping, greedy, avaricious, Scrooge-like, ungenerous, illiberal, close

informal stingy, mingy, tight, tight-fisted, money-grubbing, money-grabbing

vulgar slang tight-arsed

archaic near

ANTONYMS

generous