impecunious impecunious

Definition(s):

  • (adj) not having enough money to pay for necessities

Usage(s):

  1. After the ceremony, formerly impecunious researchers will find themselves awash in funding, showered with speaking gigs and offered their pick of jobs.
  2. Another of her foundations helps rebuild dilapidated schools and provides grants and subsidies to impecunious teachers.
  3. At the end of the Revolutionary War, he faced a corps of officers who feared they would be sent home, by order of an impecunious Congress, without pay.

News

  • Romance novelist Ida Pollock dies at 105

    Ida Pollock once said she was born to write. And so she did — millions of words over more than seven decades, spinning tales of impecunious young women romanced by handsome older men in far-flung locations. ...
    on December 9, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  • Writing in the introduction to the auction house's catalogue, Penzler described himself as "the quintessential impecunious collector", earning $42 a week - $37 after taxes - when he started.
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Otto Penzler Source: The Guardian

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