Synonyms of spare in English:
2 the company proposes to sell off spare land
surplus, surplus to requirements, superfluous, too much/many, supernumerary, excessive, in excess, going begging;
redundant, not required, unnecessary, inessential, unessential, needless, unneeded, uncalled for, dispensable, disposable, expendable, unwanted, useless;
French de trop
[Antonyms] useful, required
4 a spare, bearded figure
willowy, sylphlike, svelte, lissom, graceful, snake-hipped, rangy, clean-limbed, trim, slight, slightly built, without an ounce of fat;
informal skin and bone
- go spare
- British informal he'll go spare if you're latebecome very angry, become enraged, go into a rage, lose one's temperinformal go/get mad, go crazy, go wild, see red, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, go off the deep end, fly off the handle, blow one's top, blow a fuse/gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, flip, flip one's lid, go non-linear, go ballistic, go psychoBritish informal go crackers, do one's nutNorth American informal flip one's wig, blow one's lid/stackvulgar slang go apeshit
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2 animal lovers launched an appeal to spare the dog few of the men were spared by their captors
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