American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Entirely without money.
- adj. Very poor. See Synonyms at poor.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Without a penny; moneyless; poor.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Destitute of money; impecunious; poor.
- adj. not having enough money to pay for necessities
- penny + -less (Wiktionary)
“It was natural, therefore, that he should have objected to your father's engagement to what he called a penniless governess.”
“That's true in a strictly financial sense, but I think most human beings would feel that the work of a man who spends his life inoculating the penniless is worth more than the work of the man who tends to Paris Hilton's little dog.”
“#20 - I agree that making single mothers homeless and penniless is not the answer.”
“Like Donna Elisa, every one in penniless Diamante had decorated along the whole street.”
“If you’re so smart (cause a tragedy which leaves YOU penniless is SO unlikely to occur – “God can’t touch you, eh?”), why don’t you run for President?”
“He was what the world calls penniless, having an income from his father just sufficient to keep him like a gentleman.”
“1492: Jews were given the choice of being baptized as Christians or be banished from Spain. 300,000 left Spain penniless.”
“Instead of weeping over the sad situation of his "penniless" mistress and showing any signs of contrition for having wronged the man who held the mortgage of seven hundred and fifty dollars on him, James actually”
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“It is hard enough to make a living without having the Kelly’s of the world suddenly decide that they should, can and do make a living off of free work from others yet demand that those that provide them with their income remain penniless.”
“It added that Jacobs died "penniless" in a London hospice in”
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Words ending with *more or *less, more or less. Many of theses terms also appear on the list The -less Said, which see.
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You know that feeling when you open your wallet and all you can find inside are ATM receipts?
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