Definition of Sparing

1. Adjective. Avoiding waste. "`scotch' is used only informally"

Exact synonyms: Economical, Frugal, Scotch, Stinting
Language type: Colloquialism
Similar to: Thrifty
Derivative terms: Economy, Frugality, Frugalness



Definition of Sparing

1. a. Spare; saving; frugal; merciful.

Definition of Sparing

1. Adjective. prudent and restrained in the use of resources; careful, economical or frugal ¹

2. Verb. (present participle of spare) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sparing

1. spare [v] - See also: spare

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sparing

sparganum
sparge
sparge pipe
sparged
spargefaction
spargefactions
sparger
spargers
sparges
sparging
sparhawk
sparhawks
sparid
sparid fish
sparids
sparing (current term)
sparing action
sparing phenomenon
sparingly
sparingness
spark
spark advance
spark arrester
spark chamber
spark coil
spark counter
spark gap
spark gaps
spark knock
spark knocks

Literary usage of Sparing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chemistry of Food and Nutrition by Henry Clapp Sherman (1918)
"Protein-sparing Action of Carbohydrates and Fats It has been shown above that, in fasting experiments, the amount of stored glycogen and fat in the body ..."

2. Chemistry of Food and Nutrition by Henry Clapp Sherman (1921)
"Protein-sparing Action of Carbohydrates and Fats It has been shown above that, in fasting experiments, the amount of stored glycogen and fat in the body ..."

3. The Works of John Owen by John Owen (1826)
"And also sparing mercy. Their first argument weighed and refuted. Justice and mercy are not opposite. Two hinds of the divine attributes. ..."

4. The Vicar of Wakefield: Der Landprediger Von Wakefield by Oliver Goldsmith (1857)
"He sat down to supper among us, and my wife was not sparing of her gooseberry wine. ... sparing ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1906)
"Perhaps the most generally accepted theory of the pathological process is that of a multiple gliosis, with secondary destruction of myeline, sparing in ..."

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