Definition of sparing:
scarce, pinchpenny, closefisted, slender, sparse, providence, penurious, tightfisted, unused, avaricious, scrimping, thrift, frugality, economizing, provident, economical, frugal, pinching, uncharitable, close, prudence, at full stretch, mingy, untapped, compassionate, stinting, saving, disuse, penny-pinching, parsimoniousness, light, disused, tolerant, thrifty, economy, canny, niggard, exiguous, economic, devoted, miserliness, idle, scotch, save, skimp, skimpy, chary, parsimony, mean, hand-to-mouth, chintzy, merciful, humane, poor, careful, mild, tight.
- conflicting (part of speech: verb)
small (part of speech: adjective)
- economical (part of speech: adjective)
That she was sparing of money, and once was actually in a condition to decline a grant offered her, gave the administration an independence of any momentary moods of Parliament, which suited her whole nature, and without this might have been easily lost.- "A History of England Principally in the Seventeenth Century, Volume I (of 6)", Leopold von Ranke.
- "Rose MacLeod", Alice Brown.
- "The Whirligig of Time", Wayland Wells Williams.