Spareness
Spareness Spare"ness, n. [Cf. AS. sp[ae]rnis frugality.] The quality or state of being lean or thin; leanness. [1913 Webster]

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  • spareness — spare ► ADJECTIVE 1) additional to what is required for ordinary use. 2) not currently in use or occupied. 3) with no excess fat; thin. 4) elegantly simple. ► NOUN ▪ an item kept in case another item of the same type is lost, broken, or worn out …   English terms dictionary

  • spareness — noun see spare II …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spareness — See sparely. * * * …   Universalium

  • spareness — noun a) The state or quality of being spare. b) The result or product of being spare …   Wiktionary

  • spareness — spare·ness || spernɪs / speÉ™ n. quality of being spare; leanness; frugality …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spareness — spare·ness …   English syllables

  • spareness — noun 1. the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness • Syn: ↑sparseness, ↑sparsity, ↑thinness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thin (for: ↑thinness), ↑sparse …   Useful english dictionary

  • thinness — noun 1. relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width (Freq. 1) the tenuity of a hair the thinness of a rope • Syn: ↑tenuity, ↑slenderness • Ant: ↑thickness …   Useful english dictionary

  • leanness — noun 1. the quality of being meager an exiguity of cloth that would only allow of miniature capes George Eliot • Syn: ↑meagerness, ↑meagreness, ↑poorness, ↑scantiness, ↑scantness, ↑exiguity • D …   Useful english dictionary

  • sparseness — noun the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness • Syn: ↑spareness, ↑sparsity, ↑thinness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thin (for: ↑thinness), ↑sparse …   Useful english dictionary

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