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Definition of 'sparing'

See also: spar  spare 

Adjective

  1. 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"
       Synonyms: economical frugal scotch stinting


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