Definition of Penury:

  1. Impoverished or extremely destitute circumstances. The orphans lived for years in penury before the state placed them with adoptive parents..

  2. Extreme poverty; destitution.

Synonyms of Penury

Dire poverty, Extreme poverty, Pennilessness, Impecuniousness, Impoverishment, Indigence, Need, Neediness, Want, Destitution, Privation, Deprivation, Hardship, Beggary, Bankruptcy, Insolvency, Ruin, Reduced circumstances, Straitened circumstances, Bare cupboard, Bare subsistence, Beggarliness, Beggary, Deprivation, Destitution, Empty purse, Grinding poverty, Gripe, Hand-to-mouth existence, Homelessness, Impecuniousness, Impoverishment, Indigence, Lack, Mendicancy, Moneylessness, Necessitousness, Necessity, Need, Neediness, Pauperism, Pauperization, Pinch, Poorness, Privation, Want

How to use Penury in a sentence?

  1. He died in a state of virtual penury.

Meaning of Penury & Penury Definition