1. not having enough money to pay for necessities
2. excessively unwilling to spend
- lived in a most penurious manner--denying himself every indulgence
Sentences with penurious as an adjective:
- The old man died a penurious wretch; eighty-thousand dollars in the mattress and as many holes in the roof.
- The penurious stew would have been more accurately labelled broth.
- The poor penurious horde, naught in the cooking pot and naught in the belly.