Definition of SPARING

verb : SPARING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 2. (

    ) save or relieve from an experience or action; "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally" ;

  • 4. (

    ) use frugally or carefully ;

Adjective : SPARING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) avoiding waste; "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" ;

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