Penury – meaning of the word and examples

A cramping and oppressive lack of resources (such as money) especiallysevere poverty. (Merriam – Webster)

Extreme and often stingy frugality. (Merriam – Webster)

The state of being extremely poor. (Cambridge Dictionary)

The state of being very poor; extreme poverty. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Extreme poverty; destitution. (Dictionary.com)

Examples

Civilians living in “penury and panic” as Mosul battle rages – UNHCR.

https://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2017/6/5943d7069/civilians-living-penury-panic-mosul-battle-rages-unhcr.html

The World’s newest photos of penury. 

https://hiveminer.com/Tags/penury/Timeline
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