impecunious *poor, indigent, needy, destitute, penniless, poverty-stricken, necessitous
Antonyms: flush
Contrasted words: *rich, wealthy, affluent, opulent

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  • impecunious — im‧pe‧cu‧ni‧ous [ˌɪmpɪˈkjuːniəs◂] adjective formal having very little money: • The university mainly caters for the most impecunious students who reach university level. * * * impecunious UK US /ˌɪmpəˈkjuːniəs/ adjective FORMAL ► …   Financial and business terms

  • Impecunious — Im pe*cu ni*ous, a. [L. im not + pecunia money: cf. F. imp[ e]cunieux.] Not having money; habitually without money; poor. [1913 Webster] An impecunious creature. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • impecunious — I adjective bankrupt, beggared, beggarly, broke, cleaned out, destitute, distressed, embarrassed, flat, flat broke, hard up, impoverished, in need, in straitened circumstances, in the red, in want, indigent, insolvent, necessitous, needy, not… …   Law dictionary

  • impecunious — (adj.) lacking in money, 1590s, from assimilated form of in not, opposite of (see IN (Cf. in ) (1)) + L. pecuniosus rich, from pecunia money, property (see PECUNIARY (Cf. pecuniary)). Related: Impecuniously; impecuniosity …   Etymology dictionary

  • impecunious — [adj] poverty stricken beggared, broke*, cleaned out*, destitute, dirt poor*, homeless, impoverished, indigent, insolvent, necessitous, needy, penniless, penurious, poor, strapped*, unprosperous; concept 334 Ant. moneyed, rich, wealthy …   New thesaurus

  • impecunious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having little or no money. DERIVATIVES impecuniosity noun impecuniousness noun. ORIGIN from IN (Cf. ↑in ) + Latin pecuniosus wealthy …   English terms dictionary

  • impecunious — [im΄pi kyo͞o′nē əs] adj. [< IN 2 + obs. pecunious, rich < ME < OFr pécunieux < L pecuniosus, wealthy < pecunia, money: see PECUNIARY] having no money; poor; penniless SYN. POOR impecuniosity [im΄pi kyo͞o′nēäs′i tē] n.… …   English World dictionary

  • impecunious — im|pe|cu|ni|ous [ˌımpıˈkju:niəs] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: pecunious rich (14 19 centuries), from Latin pecunia money ] having very little money, especially over a long period sometimes used humorously ▪ He came from a respectable if… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • impecunious — [[t]ɪ̱mpɪkju͟ːniəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is impecunious has very little money. [FORMAL] Syn: poor …   English dictionary

  • impecunious — adjective formal or humorous having very little money, especially over a long period: a gifted but impecunious painter impecuniously adverb impecuniousness noun (U) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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