Definition of penury noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    penury

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈpɛnyəri//
     
    [uncountable](formal)
     
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  1. 1the state of being very poor synonym poverty
  2. 2 He died in penury. They were reduced to penury.
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