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Dictionary entry overview: What does penury mean?
• PENURY (noun)
The noun PENURY has 1 sense:
1. a state of extreme poverty or destitution
Familiarity information: PENURY used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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A state of extreme poverty or destitution
Nouns denoting stable states of affairs
their indigence appalled him / a general state of need exists among the homeless
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