penurious, impecunious, indigent, poor, broke, lacking means, rich, indigent, in straitened circumstances, pinched, necessitous, strapped, hard up, broke, needy.
If somehow she had done differently and instead of being a penniless
widow she were happily married with ample means; if the world was this or that or the other!...
Was M. d'Aigleroche penniless?
As he said this, the king put into Audun's hand a leather bag, full of silver, saying, " Take this, and even if your ship goes down, you will not be entirely penniless."