sparing

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

sparing (comparative more sparing, superlative most sparing)

  1. Prudent and restrained in the use of resources; careful, economical or frugal.

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Verb[edit]

sparing

  1. present participle of spare

Noun[edit]

sparing (plural sparings)

  1. The act by which something or someone is spared.
    • 1830, Mrs. Gore (Catherine Grace Frances), The Manners of the Day (volume 2, page 322)
      The sparings of my frugality have, however, in a sufficient degree, augmented my originally scanty patrimony; []

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English sparring.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈspa.rɪŋ]
  • Hyphenation: spa‧ring

Noun[edit]

sparing

  1. (colloquial) to practice for martial arts or hand-to-hand combat.
    Synonym: berlatih

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