sparseness


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sparse

 (spärs)
adj. spars·er, spars·est
Occurring, growing, or settled at widely spaced intervals; not thick or dense.

[Latin sparsus, past participle of spargere, to scatter.]

sparse′ly adv.
sparse′ness, spar′si·ty (spär′sĭ-tē) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sparseness - the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness
exiguity, leanness, meagerness, meagreness, scantiness, scantness, poorness - the quality of being meager; "an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes"-George Eliot
Translations
تَناثُر
řídkost
sparsomhed
gyér
òaî aî vera dreifîur/strjáll/sparlegur
zriedkavsť
seyreklik

sparseness

nSpärlichkeit f; (of furnishings also)Dürftigkeit f; (of population)geringe Dichte

sparse

(spaːs) adjective
thinly scattered. sparse vegetation.
ˈsparsely adverb
ˈsparseness noun
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While many are dreaming of spring at this time of year, prestigious artists for generations have immersed themselves in the scenes invoked by the snowfall, sparseness and occasionally magnificent solitude of the harshest season.
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In spite of its brevity, not to mention the sparseness of Gerrard's contributions, it's a more than worthy addition to Dead Can Dance's body of work.--DAMON ORION
This gig was electric in every sense: not only does the tight trio combo format allow Thompson room to indulge in some stunning lead guitar playing, it brings a natural sparseness that is well suited to the lyrics of the songs and lets them breathe.
The to-the-point menu (eight each of starters and entrees) creates an illusion of sparseness, but the contrasts among the dishes and the long list of unusually interesting sides makes a dinner here entirely fulfilling.
As Robert Berner noted (see WLT, Summer 1990, 418-21), Henson's free-verse poetry is strictly minimalist, imagistic, and has very little, if any, punctuation or capitalization, but its intensely electrifying sparseness intimately connect the humans in the reading audience to the natural world of wind, wet leaves, winter, wolves, crows, tornadoes, rivers, and plains as the Guarani Indians to whom one poem is dedicated are connected to theirs.
The text itself is a pleasure; its sparseness leaves room for imagination.
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"We have mesmeric meditations, raucous, sexy, state-of-the-nation stories, haunting sparseness and sprawling tales; enigmatic cabinets of curiosity, and daring acts of imaginative projection," she said in a statement.