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  • adj.extra, reserve
  • adj.thin; sparse
  • verbdo or manage without
  • verbforgive; have mercy upon

synonyms for spare

  • unoccupied
  • unused
  • backup
  • emergency
  • free
  • lagniappe
  • leftover
  • option
  • over
  • supernumerary
  • surplus
  • additional
  • de trop
  • in excess
  • in reserve
  • in store
  • more than enough
  • odd
  • supererogatory
  • superfluous
  • unwanted
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antonyms for spare

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  • fat
  • necessary
  • thick
  • necessary
  • thick
  • fat
  • great
  • plump
  • chubby
  • large
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How to use spare in a sentence

The problem doesn’t spare any of the major platforms and also exists on TripAdvisor and Yelp, although they apparently do a better job of cleaning up fake reviews.
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Find a quiet space to record — whether it’s a closet or a spare bedroom — in order to improve the audio quality.
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One camp is convinced that the no-expense-spared fight against Covid-19 has put developed economies on course for rising prices on a scale they haven’t seen in decades.
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It could also be that lower-income households have less spare time to spend wrangling for a refund.
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So in his spare time, he worked for John Shaw Billings, head of the census office’s Division of Vital Statistics.
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Others questioned whether the grid operator was managing the system too conservatively, enacting the rollouts when there was electricity generation to spare.
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Tweed, who in her rare spare moments enjoys fishing and boating, describes her role as a project manager, making sure people with the right expertise tackle claims that suit them.
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After a week of bioprinting several shapes onto the backs of living mice, they found that both the new tissue and surrounding tissue were spared from inflammation and other defects.
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So researchers are looking for new approaches that spare the healthy cells.
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I dedicate a lot of my spare time to reaching out to students of all ages.
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WORDS RELATED TO SPARE

  • avaricious
  • canny
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • close
  • closefisted
  • cost-effective
  • curmudgeonly
  • efficient
  • frugal
  • meager
  • mean
  • methodical
  • miserly
  • money-saving
  • niggardly
  • on the rims
  • parsimonious
  • penny-pinching
  • penny-wise
  • penurious
  • practical
  • provident
  • prudent
  • prudential
  • saving
  • spare
  • sparing
  • stingy
  • thrifty
  • tight
  • time-saving
  • unwasteful
  • watchful
  • work-saving
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