adjective Date: 14th century 1. marked by or practicing careful restraint (as in the use of resources) 2. meager, bare <
the map is sparing of information
sparingly adverb Synonyms: sparing, frugal, thrifty, economical mean careful in the use of one's money or resources. sparing stresses abstention and restraint <
sparing in the offering of advice
. frugal implies absence of luxury and simplicity of lifestyle <
ran a frugal household
. thrifty stresses good management and industry <
thrifty use of nonrenewable resources
. economical stresses prudent management, lack of wastefulness, and use of things to their best advantage <
an economical health-care plan

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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