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1. penny

noun. ['ˈpɛni'] a fractional monetary unit of Ireland and the United Kingdom; equal to one hundredth of a pound.

Synonyms

  • fractional monetary unit
  • quid
  • British pound sterling
  • British pound
  • pound
  • Irish punt
  • subunit
  • punt
  • Irish pound

Antonyms

  • tail
  • obverse

Etymology

  • penning (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Penny

  • saraceni
  • polimeni
  • yevgeny
  • mcclenny
  • mckenny
  • mckenney
  • how-many
  • gisenyi
  • antennae
  • ankeney
  • twenty
  • sweney
  • steny
  • plenty
  • gwennie
  • glenny
  • glennie
  • freni
  • clenney
  • aveni
  • yene
  • veney
  • tenny
  • tenney
  • seney
  • renny
  • rennie
  • pennie
  • penney
  • neni

Sentences with penny


1. Noun, singular or mass
Write down every penny you take in and every penny you spend.

2. Adjective
It's important to remember, though, that many penny stocks are cheap for a reason.

3. Verb, base form
The reason many investors are attracted to penny stocks is their potential for a large gain.

Quotes about penny


1. Few people know so clearly what they want. Most people can't even think what to hope for when they throw a penny in a fountain.
- Barbara Kingsolver

2. A Penny Saved is a Penny Earned
- Benjamin Franklin

3. Anyone can love a thing because. That's as easy as putting a penny in your pocket. But to love something despite. To know the flaws and love them too. That is rare and pure and perfect.
- Patrick Rothfuss, The Wise Man's Fear

2. penny-pinching

adjective. giving or spending with reluctance.

Synonyms

  • skinny
  • stingy
  • cheeseparing
  • near
  • close

Antonyms

  • charitable
  • unselfish
  • stinginess
  • fat

3. penny-pinch

verb. spend money frugally; spend as little as possible.

Synonyms

  • spend
  • drop
  • expend

Antonyms

  • important
  • divest
  • overspend
  • underspend

4. two-a-penny

adjective. of trifling worth.

Synonyms

  • tuppeny
  • threepenny
  • twopenny-halfpenny
  • sixpenny
  • twopenny
  • inexpensive

Antonyms

  • tasteful
  • superior
  • generous
  • unsized

5. penny-wise

adjective. thrifty in small matters only.

Antonyms

  • improvident

Etymology

  • penny (English)
  • penning (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • wise (English)
  • wis (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. penny-pinching

noun. extreme care in spending money; reluctance to spend money unnecessarily.

Synonyms

  • thrift
  • frugality
  • parsimony
  • parsimoniousness

Antonyms

  • maximal
  • sufficient
  • inadequacy
  • maximum

7. penny

noun. ['ˈpɛni'] a coin worth one-hundredth of the value of the basic unit.

Synonyms

  • copper
  • centime
  • coin
  • cent

Antonyms

  • ride
  • pull
  • insulator
  • reverse

Etymology

  • penning (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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