KJV Dictionary Definition: penurious


PENU'RIOUS, a. L.penuria, scarcity, want; Gr. poor; rare.

1. Excessively saving or sparing in the use of money; parsimonious to a fault; sordid; as a penurious man. It expresses somewhat less than niggardly.

2. Scanty; affording little; as a penurious spring.


PENU'RIOUSLY, adv. In a saving or parsimonious manner; with scanty supply.


PEN'URY, n. L. penuria, from Gr. needy.

Want of property; indigence; extreme poverty.

All innocent they were exposed to hardship and penury.