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"sparing" in British English

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sparingadjective

uk   /ˈspeə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈsper.ɪŋ/
(Definition of sparing from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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sparingadjective

 us   /ˈspeər·ɪŋ/
using very little of something: He ​certainly is sparing in his ​praise (= ​avoids giving much of it).
sparingly
adverb  us   /ˈspær·ɪŋ·li, ˈsper-/
Apply the ​lotion sparingly.
(Definition of sparing from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sparing”
in Chinese (Simplified) 节约的,节俭的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 節約的,節儉的…
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