Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun penury

1 sense of penury

Sense 1
indigence, need, penury, pauperism, pauperization -- (a state of extreme poverty or destitution; "their indigence appalled him"; "a general state of need exists among the homeless")
       => poverty, poorness, impoverishment -- (the state of having little or no money and few or no material possessions)

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