impecunious
[ im-pi-kyoo-nee-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Latin from in-1 ‘not’ + obsolete pecunious ‘having money, wealthy’ (from Latin pecuniosus, from pecunia ‘money’)
Synonyms
  • destitute
  • impoverished
  • poor
Antonyms
  • rich
  • wealthy
Definition
having little or no money; penniless; poor
Example
The impecunious neighborhoods suffered the most in the aftermath of the hurricane.
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