HyperDic: sparing

English > 1 sense of the word sparing:
ADJECTIVEallsparing, economical, frugal, scotch, stintingavoiding waste
sparing > pronunciation
Soundsspeh'rihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > sparing: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningavoiding waste.
Examples
  • "a sparing father and a spending son"
  • "sparing in their use of heat and light"
Synonymseconomical, frugal, scotch, stinting
BroaderthriftyCareful and diligent in the use of resources
Usage ofcolloquialismA colloquial expression
Spanisheconómico, frugal
Catalaneconòmic, frugal, sobri
Adverbssparinglyto a meager degree or in a meager manner

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