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Definition of "penuriousness" []

  • The quality of being penurious. (noun)

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Use "penuriousness" in a sentence
  • "Both took it, and followed their own pleasures, and were not usually disagreeable to one another, except when Angélique commented on what she called his penuriousness, and he upon her extravagance, in the financial administration of the family of the Des Meloises."
  • "His doggedness got him (and us) through two full decades of those pictures; his penuriousness gave them their bright and tatty look (no small part of their charm)."
  • "The story line is fast-paced and amusing as the women revolt against their penuriousness (with his money) spendthrift (with their money) squire."