|English for Beginners Practical English Travel English Telephone English Banking English Accounting English Dictionary|
|Audio English.org » Dictionary » S » Spanish Psyllium ... Spartium Junceum|
Dictionary entry overview: What does sparing mean?
• SPARING (adjective)
The adjective SPARING has 1 sense:
1. avoiding waste
Familiarity information: SPARING used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
|Sense 1||sparing [BACK TO TOP]|
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
thrifty (careful and diligent in the use of resources)
colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)
|Learn English with... Proverbs of the week|