sparingly adv

sparingly adv
"One of the tires just blew out," Tom said sparingly.

English expressions. 2014.

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  • sparingly — (adv.) mid 15c., from prp. of SPARE (Cf. spare) (v.) + LY (Cf. ly) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sparingly — adv. Sparingly is used with these verbs: ↑apply, ↑eat, ↑use …   Collocations dictionary

  • sparingly — adv. economically, thriftily, frugally; meagerly; leniently …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sparingly — spar|ing|ly [ˈspeərıŋli US ˈsper ] adv using or doing only a little of something ▪ Use the spices sparingly . >sparing adj ▪ We must be sparing with our resources …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Sparingly — Sparing Spar ing, a. Spare; saving; frugal; merciful. Bacon. [1913 Webster] {Spar ing*ly}, adv. {Spar ing*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sparingly — [ˈspeərɪŋli] adv in small quantities …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • spare n — sparingly adv …   English expressions

  • sparing — sparingly, adv. sparingness, n. /spair ing/, adj. 1. economical (often fol. by in or of). 2. lenient or merciful. 3. scanty; limited. [1325 75; ME; see SPARE, ING2] Syn. 1. frugal, saving, penurious. 3. meager, sparse. * * * …   Universalium

  • sparing — [[t]spe͟ərɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Someone who is sparing with something uses it or gives it only in very small quantities. I ve not been sparing with the garlic... Her sparing use of make up only seemed to enhance her classically beautiful features …   English dictionary

  • sparing — [sper′iŋ] adj. 1. that spares 2. careful in spending or using; frugal 3. scanty or meager SYN. THRIFTY sparingly adv. sparingness n …   English World dictionary

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