Translation of penury in Spanish:


penuria, n.

Pronunciation: /ˈpɛnjəri//ˈpɛnjʊri/


  • 1literary

    penuria feminine
    miseria feminine
    to live in penury vivir en la penuria / en la miseria
    • Women who believe they are in for a reasonable standard of living during widowhood, are to be step-by-step, reduced to penury.
    • It was her penury and negligence that let the house deteriorate.
    • If we all looked, acted, thought and behaved as badly as spammers do, our world would be reduced to desperate penury.
    • Perhaps it was unavoidable, yet it was a road that led past ruin, default and penury, through the plunder of Russia and the impoverishment of Russians.
    • In a globalized economy, it imposes penury on trading partners, especially the poorest countries.
    • Living a life in penury, they have sold everything.
    • After slaving to bring up children and nursemaid a man while simultaneously working to boost the family's income, they are the ones left to live out a lonely and unglamorous old age in penury.
    • It follows that you don't have to reduce yourself to utter penury.
    • Falling in love with a tea vendor could suit the infatuated young mind but when it comes to marriage she is able to visualise the agony of penury and gets out of the affair.
    • Now, as then, a government is reducing its citizens to penury as they are deprived of their income and homes.
    • He was not a poverty-stricken peasant's son looking to escape penury.
    • He was reduced to living in penury in miserable exile in France; and on his return to York he was imprisoned for three months.
    • In overcoming that penury, modern technology as well as economic interrelations have been influential.
    • But despite his outstanding gifts he's soon in penury again because the crocodile he has adopted is scaring off potential clients.
    • Bastille Day in France commemorates the French Revolution and reminds us of one of the most unpleasant and blood-soaked regimes ever to have reduced a country to penury.
    • Price rises due to his stealth taxes have reduced thousands like me to utter penury.
    • Even in the middle of penury, dreams remain colourful.
    • I will reduce myself to penury to save you from the evils of gambling, even if it means winning millions of pounds.
    • It is a miracle that her flimsy frame has been able to survive the extremes of weather, utter penury and the cruel sneers of her snobbish compatriots during her hellish ordeal.
    • Having been reduced to penury, struggling to survive, they no longer serve as an effective political opposition.