Pelurious vs Penurious - What's the difference?

pelurious | penurious |


As adjectives the difference between pelurious and penurious

is that pelurious is (rare) hairy while penurious is miserly; excessively cheap.

pelurious

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (rare) hairy
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  • penurious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Miserly; excessively cheap.
  • The old man died a penurious wretch; eighty-thousand dollars in the mattress and as many holes in the roof.
  • Not bountiful; thin; scant.
  • The penurious stew would have been more accurately labelled broth.
  • Impoverished; wanting for money.
  • The poor penurious horde, naught in the cooking pot and naught in the belly.

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