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Noun: penuriousness  pi'n(y)ûr-ee-us-nus [N. Amer], pi'nyûr-ee-us-nus [Brit]
  1. A state of lacking money
    - impecuniousness, pennilessness
     
  2. A disposition to be niggardly with money

Type of: immiseration, immiserisation [Brit], immiserization, impoverishment, poorness, poverty, stinginess