Definition of sparing in English:

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sparing

Pronunciation: /ˈsperiNG/

adjective

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.
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sparingness

Pronunciation: /ˈsperiNGnəs/
noun
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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Syllabification: spar·ing

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