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sparing Syllabification: spar·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈsperiNG/

Definition of sparing in English:


Moderate; economical: physicians advised sparing use of the ointment
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  • Saving money without sparing style helped Peggy and Brad Goodwin of Vancouver, Washington, take the top Bathroom Remodelings prize.
  • He makes sparing and intelligent use of special effects.
  • I think the only unhealthy drink I've ever seen him consume would be alcohol, and even that only in sparing amounts.


Pronunciation: /ˈspe(ə)riNGlē/
Example sentences
  • Recognized by natives as a precious resource, timber has been used relatively sparingly throughout.
  • Garam masala is in any case always used sparingly.
  • Silverman, who has used lasers very sparingly in his practice, has generally not been happy with the results.
Pronunciation: /ˈsperiNGnəs/
Example sentences
  • The floor-to-ceiling windows and doors provide the spatial sparingness with a certain noblesse.
  • It bursts forth out of this quietude and sparingness.
  • Wood must be handled with care, selected with sparingness and used with competence.

Words that rhyme with sparing

airing, ballbearing, bearing, Behring, Bering, caring, daring, fairing, file-sharing, hardwearing, pairing, paring, raring, Waring, wearing
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