What does sparingly mean?

Definitions for sparingly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. meagerly, sparingly, slenderly, meagrely(adverb)

    to a meager degree or in a meager manner

    "these voices are meagerly represented at the conference"; "the area is slenderly endowed with natural resources"


  1. sparingly(Adverb)

    In a sparing manner; with frugality, moderation, scantiness, reserve, forbearance, or the like; sparsely.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sparingly in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sparingly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jesta Kugarira:

    It will not take us far so we will have to eat sparingly.

  2. Fatima Cody Stanford:

    I try to get patients to deviate as much as they can or consume it sparingly.

  3. E. M. Forster:

    Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch, which ought to be applied as sparingly as possible.

  4. Constance Houck:

    This study reinforces the concerns that having more opioid medications in a household may put other family members at risk, the take home message from this study is that opioids should be used sparingly for the treatment of pain and whenever possible combined with other medications such as NSAIDs and physical modalities such as ice or heat to reduce the amount needed.

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