Definition of sparing in English:

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sparing

Pronunciation: /ˈspɛːrɪŋ/

adjective

Moderate; economical: physicians advised sparing use of the ointment
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
thrifty, economical, frugal, canny, careful, prudent, cautious, abstemious, saving, energy-efficient, energy-saving, fuel-efficient, fuel-saving, scrimping, parsimonious;
North American informal cheap
archaic near
British vulgar slang tight-arsed, tight as a duck's arse

Derivatives

sparingness

Pronunciation: /ˈspɛːrɪŋnəs/
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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: spar¦ing

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