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Daemon
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penurious

(adjective) Unwilling to spend money; stingy.

Synonyms: parsimonious

Usage: When solicited for a donation, the penurious man began to extend a nickel, but, thinking twice, withdrew it.
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Don't have two nickels to rub together? You're penurious — a lovely long way of saying you're flat broke.

Penurious also means a general dislike of spending money. If someone accuses you of being cheap, tell them you prefer to be thought of as penurious. It sounds so much classier. It's related to a similar word, penury, which means "a state of extreme poverty."




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Ameeta
Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 6:36:48 AM

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It was quite pathetic really ,to see my wealthy uncle Harry live so penuriously.
Milica Boghunovich
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Boo hoo! People with fat pockets and poor spirit are stingy! Many people suffer from the disease of stinginess and greed... the more they have the more they want to amass crushing others and the ethical.... unfortunately, we still live in the cave where some resign to the status of beggars at the bottom and some shout their way to the "successful" bullies on top.
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 10:27:56 AM
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pedro wrote:


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...Obama is used as a scapegoat just as the "giver" in the pricture. The problem is in people greed. Poverty is the best cure for the greedy. All the ones with fat pockets who acquired their "riches" by exploitation and cheating should be subjected to poverty, voluntary or non-voluntary. The truly spiritual people do not hold on to the material "riches" as "holy".
Look at the face of the one who is giving...! (Do you like it???) ... Look at the photographer with his prejudices in the very picture serving the face... Look at the tall passer-by with a look of disdain indoctrinated to think only one and only one way.... the society that spits on beggars and supports prostitutes, pornography industry, etc...! The whole picture tells a story of corruption and how the society has been going along with it throughout the sad history of people on this planet....
Omar Mariani
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PENURIOUS: Synonyms chintzy, closefisted, mean, mingy, miserly, niggard, niggardly, parsimonious, penny-pinching, pinching, pinchpenny, tight, tightfisted, uncharitable, ungenerous

Example: One farming grandfather is remembered as ‘open hearted, hospitable, a good sport’, in contrast to his ‘stingy and penurious’ second wife.
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my friends are so frugal they never donate to charities
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Posted: Friday, December 19, 2014 6:03:48 PM
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Poverty-stricken, destitute, first, unwilling to spend money.
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