Definitions for sparingˈspɛər ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

spar•ingˈspɛər ɪŋ(adj.)

  1. economical; frugal (often fol. by in or of):

    sparing in her praise.

  2. lenient or merciful.

  3. scanty; meager; limited.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. economical, frugal, scotch, sparing, stinting(adj)

    avoiding waste

    "an economical meal"; "an economical shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts"; "thrifty because they remember the great Depression"; "`scotch' is used only informally"


  1. sparing(Adjective)

    prudent and restrained in the use of resources; careful, economical or frugal

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sparing

    of Spare

  2. Sparing(adj)

    spare; saving; frugal; merciful

Anagrams of sparing

  1. parings

  2. parsing

  3. rasping

Translations for sparing

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careful or economical.

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