impecunious

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌɪmpɪˈkjuːniəs/

US:USA pronuncation: IPAUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌɪmpɪˈkjuniəs/

US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(im′pi kyo̅o̅nē əs)



WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
im•pe•cu•ni•ous /ˌɪmpɪˈkyuniəs/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. having little or no money;
    penniless.
im•pe•cu•ni•ous•ly, adv. 
im•pe•cu•ni•ous•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
im•pe•cu•ni•ous  (im′pi kyo̅o̅nē əs),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. having little or no money; penniless;
    poor.
im′pe•cuni•ous•ly, adv. 
im′pe•cuni•ous•ness, im•pe•cu•ni•os•i•ty  (im′pi kyo̅o̅nē əs),USA pronunciation n. 
  • Latin pecūniōsus, equivalent. to pecūni(a) wealth + -ōsus -ous
  • im-2 + obsolete pecunious wealthy 1590–1600
    destitute, poverty-stricken. See  poor. 

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
impecunious /ˌɪmpɪˈkjuːnɪəs/ adj
  1. without money; penniless
Etymology: 16th Century: from im- (not) + -pecunious, from Latin pecūniōsus wealthy, from pecūnia money

ˌimpeˈcuniously adv ˌimpeˈcuniousness, impecuniosity /ˌɪmpɪkjuːnɪˈɒsɪtɪ/ n
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