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. (


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

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