What is another word for penurious?

Pronunciation: [pɛnjˈʊɹɪəs] (IPA)

Penurious is an adjective that describes someone who is extremely frugal to the point of being miserly. Synonyms for penurious include stingy, niggardly, tight-fisted, penny-pinching, and parsimonious. Other similar words to penurious might include cheapskate, skimping, sparing, economical, miserly, or tightwad. These words all describe an individual who is unusually frugal, and who is so worried about losing a dollar that they will likely go to great lengths to save every dime they can. While there are many different reasons why someone might be penurious, it's generally seen as a negative trait because it can lead to exploitation and a refusal to share resources with others.

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What are the hypernyms for Penurious?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

What are the opposite words for penurious?

Penurious is a word that describes a person who is extremely poor or thrifty to a fault. Antonyms for penurious would be words that describe someone who is wealthy or generous. Some examples of antonyms for penurious include affluent, prosperous, wealthy, or generous, charitable, or benevolent. These words describe an individual who has an abundance of possessions or money, or someone who is willing to give to others without hesitation. Using antonyms for penurious helps to paint a picture of someone who has more than enough to go around, or someone who is willing to share their wealth with those who are less fortunate.

Usage examples for Penurious

If there was none of the trim propriety, or that neatness that rises to elegance, which I had seen in my father's household, there was a lavish profusion here, a boundless abundance, that, contrasted with our mode of life, made us seem almost mean and penurious.
"That Boy Of Norcott's"
Charles James Lever
At the risk of being called penurious, I confess that I was immensely relieved when I learned that these precious jewels in the shape of fruit had been paid for in advance by the opulent mother of the Countess.
"A Fool and His Money"
George Barr McCutcheon
Though setting a high value upon money, Madam Conway was not penurious, and the bridal trousseau far exceeded anything which Theo had expected.
"Maggie Miller"
Mary J. Holmes

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