V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: poor and thus without the comforts of a wealthier life

Synonyms: poor, destitute, impoverished, penniless

Antonyms: rich

Tips: Pecunious is an obsolete word for "wealthy"; however, its counterpart, impecunious, or "poor," has survived. Use impecunious as a more formal way of saying "poor and destitute."

Usage Examples:

The homeless man never complained about his impecunious condition, but simply endured his hardship in this world while dreaming of a better afterlife. (destitute)

The prodigal son returned home impecunious and suffering from near starvation. (poor, destitute)

Everyone was surprised to learn that the billionaire married an impecunious woman who he met at a diner. (poor)

Annie is a musical about a group of impecunious orphans who all dream of a better life. (poor, destitute)

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