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spar·ing

 (spâr′ĭng)
adj.
1. Given to or marked by prudence and restraint in the use of material resources.
2. Deficient or limited in quantity, fullness, or extent: sparing amounts of criticism.

spar′ing·ly adv.
spar′ing·ness n.
Synonyms: sparing, frugal, thrifty, economical
These adjectives mean exercising or reflecting care in the use of resources, such as money. Sparing stresses restraint, as in expenditure: a quiet librarian who was sparing of words. Frugal implies self-denial and abstention from luxury: a frugal diet; a frugal monk. Thrifty suggests industry, care, and diligence in conserving means: grew up during the Depression and learned to be thrifty. Economical emphasizes prudence, skillful management, and the avoidance of waste: an economical shopper; an economical use of energy.

sparing

(ˈspɛərɪŋ)
adj
1. (sometimes foll by: with or of) economical or frugal (with)
2. scanty; meagre
3. merciful or lenient
ˈsparingly adv
ˈsparingness n

spar•ing

(ˈspɛər ɪŋ)

adj.
1. economical; frugal (often fol. by in or of): sparing in her praise.
2. lenient or merciful.
3. scanty; meager; limited.
[1325–75]
spar′ing•ly, adv.
spar′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sparing - 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"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
thrifty - careful and diligent in the use of resources

sparing

sparing

adjective
Careful in the use of material resources:
Translations
مُقْتَصِد، غَيْر مُسْرِف
šetrný
tilbageholdende
sparsamur
šetrný

sparing

[ˈspɛərɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= economical) his sparing use of coloursu parquedad or moderación en el uso del color
to be sparing in one's use of sthusar algo con moderación
to be sparing with or > of sth: he was sparing with the wine (frm) → no fue muy generoso con el vino
I've not been sparing with the garliche sido generoso con el ajo
to be sparing of praiseescatimar los elogios, ser parco en elogios
2. (= merciful) → piadoso, compasivo

sparing

[ˈspɛərɪŋ] adj [use, amount] → modéré(e)
to be sparing with sth [+ garlic, wine] → utiliser qch avec parcimonie; [+ praise, compliments] → être avare de qch

sparing

adjsparsam; to be sparing with one’s timemit seiner Zeit geizen or knausern; to be sparing in one’s praisemit Lob geizen; to be sparing of wordsnicht viel sagen, wortkarg sein

sparing

[ˈspɛərɪŋ] adj (amount, use) → moderato/a
to be sparing of praise → essere avaro/a di lodi
to be sparing with → essere parsimonioso/a con

spare

(speə) verb
1. to manage without. No-one can be spared from this office.
2. to afford or set aside for a purpose. I can't spare the time for a holiday.
3. to treat with mercy; to avoid injuring etc. `Spare us!' they begged.
4. to avoid causing grief, trouble etc to (a person). Break the news gently in order to spare her as much as possible.
5. to avoid using, spending etc. He spared no expense in his desire to help us.
6. to avoid troubling (a person with something); to save (a person trouble etc). I answered the letter myself in order to spare you the bother.
adjective
1. extra; not actually being used. We haven't a spare (bed) room for guests in our house.
2. (of time etc) free for leisure etc. What do you do in your spare time?
noun
1. a spare part (for a car etc). They sell spares at that garage.
2. an extra wheel etc, kept for emergencies.
ˈsparing adjective
careful or economical.
ˈsparingly adverb
spare part
a part for a machine etc, used to replace an identical part if it breaks etc.
spare rib
a rib of pork with only a small amount of meat left on it.
(and) to spare
in greater supply or quantity than is needed; extra. I'll go to an exhibition if I have time to spare; I have enough food and to spare.
References in classic literature ?
You save yourself something--I don't know what--but there is some selfish motive, and in sparing yourself you never consider for a moment what I think, or how I feel your neglect and indifference.
Edge her a little more from the sun, Sagamore," said the stubborn woodsman; "I see the knaves are sparing a man to the rifle.
One would bear much for the sake of sparing him toil or sorrow.
Scarce anything in the whole history seems to me so odd as this fact that my real beginning of fear was one, as I may say, with the instinct of sparing my companion.