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  • 1sparing of words — index brief, inarticulate, laconic, sententious, taciturn Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2sparing — adj Sparing, frugal, thrifty, economical can all mean exercising or manifesting careful and unwasteful use of one s money, goods, and resources. Sparing connotes abstention or restraint {sparing in the expenditure of money} {sparing in giving… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3sparing — [[t]spe͟ərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is sparing with something uses it or gives it only in very small quantities. I ve not been sparing with the garlic... Her sparing use of make up only seemed to enhance her classically beautiful features …

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  • 4Sparing — Spare Spare, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Spared}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sparing}.] [AS. sparian, fr. sp[ae]r spare, sparing, saving; akin to D. & G. sparen, OHG. spar?n, Icel. & Sw. spara, Dan. spare See {Spare}, a.] 1. To use frugally or stintingly, as that …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5sparing — spar|ing [ sperıŋ ] adjective using only a little of something: Dexter was deliberately sparing with his words. Health officials are recommending a more sparing use of antibiotics …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6sparing — UK [ˈspeərɪŋ] / US [ˈsperɪŋ] adjective using only a little of something Dexter was deliberately sparing with his words. Health officials are recommending a more sparing use of antibiotics …

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  • 7sparing — Synonyms and related words: Lenten, Scotch, Spartan, absolution, abstemious, amnesty, ascetic, austere, benevolent, canny, careful, chary, cheap, cheeseparing, close, conciliatory, conserving, cooling, cooling down, cooling off, curtailment,… …

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  • 8List of commonly misused English words — This is a list of English words which are commonly misused. It is meant to include only words whose misuse is deprecated by most usage writers, editors, and other professional linguists of Standard English. It is possible that some of the… …

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  • 9lavish — *profuse, prodigal, luxuriant, lush, exuberant Analogous words: *liberal, bountiful, bounteous, openhanded, generous, munificent, handsome: sumptuous, opulent, luxurious: *excessive, inordinate, extravagant Antonyms: sparing Contrasted words:… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10taciturnity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Reserve in speaking Nouns 1. taciturnity, uncommunicativeness, reticence, reserve, closeness, curtness; silence, muteness, pauciloquy, laconicism; secrecy, concealment. 2. man or woman of few words,… …

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  • 11brief — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abbreviation, abbreviature, abrege, abridge, abridged, abridgment, abrupt, abstract, account, account rendered, accounting, acquaint, acta, advertise, advertise of, advise, advocate, airmanship,… …

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  • 12brusque — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abrupt, aggressive, aposiopestic, artless, bearish, beastly, bluff, blunt, brash, brief, broad, candid, cavalier, churlish, clipped, close, close tongued, closemouthed, compact,… …

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  • 13close — Synonyms and related words: Autobahn, Spartan, US highway, abandonment, abbreviated, abort, about, about to be, abridged, abstruse, accented, accommodate, accost, accurate, adjacent, adjust, advance, agree, airless, airtight, alert, all but,… …

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  • 14closemouthed — Synonyms and related words: brief, brusque, close, close lipped, close tongued, concise, curt, dark, discreet, dumb, economical of words, evasive, indisposed to talk, laconic, mum, mute, quiet, reserved, reticent, secret, secretive, shifty, short …

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  • 15concise — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, brief, brusque, clipped, close, close tongued, closemouthed, cogent, compact, compendious, compressed, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, curtailed, curtal, curtate, cut,… …

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  • 16curt — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, abrupt, aggressive, aposiopestic, bearish, beastly, bluff, blunt, brash, brief, brusque, cavalier, churlish, clipped, close, close tongued, closemouthed, compact, compendious, compressed …

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  • 17dumb — Synonyms and related words: Boeotian, abiotic, anaudic, animal, animalian, animalic, animalistic, aphasic, aphonic, apish, asinine, awkward, azoic, batty, beastlike, beastly, beef brained, beef witted, befooled, beguiled, besotted, bestial,… …

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  • 18laconic — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, abbreviated, abridged, aposiopestic, brief, brusque, clipped, close, close tongued, closemouthed, compact, compendious, compressed, concise, condensed, contracted, crisp, curt, cut, docked, dumb, economical of …

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  • 19mum — Synonyms and related words: anaudic, aphasic, aphonic, breathless, brief, brusque, close, close tongued, closemouthed, concise, curt, dumb, dumbfounded, dumbstricken, dumbstruck, economical of words, inarticulate, indisposed to talk, laconic, ma …

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  • 20mute — Synonyms and related words: abiotic, acoustic tile, allophone, alveolar, anaudic, antiknock, aphasic, aphonic, apico alveolar, apico dental, articulation, aspiration, assimilation, azoic, baffle, baffler, baton, bearer, bilabial, bit player,… …

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