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Definition 1: avoiding waste - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where sparing or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for sparing in the sense of this definition

(sparing is similar to ...) careful and diligent in the use of resources

(sparing is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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