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1. penury

noun. ['ˈpɛnjʊri'] a state of extreme poverty or destitution.

Synonyms

  • pauperism
  • mendicity
  • poorness
  • indigence
  • need
  • beggary
  • impoverishment
  • poverty
  • mendicancy

Antonyms

  • adequacy
  • sufficiency
  • fruitfulness
  • superiority

Etymology

  • pénurie (French)
  • penuria (Latin)

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Rhymes with Penury

  • gaboury
  • gadoury

How do you pronounce penury?

Pronounce penury as ˈpɛnjʊri.

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