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To maximize the value of sparse funding for expensive projects, planners never build the same instrument twice.

Some branches saw an abundance of species form, while others remained sparse.

Earth’s gravity still has a little pull here, but just enough to keep most of the sparse air molecules from drifting away.

That’s what I’ve been thinking recently, and especially during our eerily sparse Thanksgiving celebrations.

In comparison, Su notes, details about the farside have been sparse.

One of the prime difficulties is in the sparsity and uneven distribution of the cow population.

She preferred cleanly poverty and honest sparsity to luxury on credit.

What was most extraordinary was the sparsity and lowness of the trees and bushes, the fineness of the growth.

The sparsity of the population, the extent of the country, and its poverty, made a royal establishment impossible.

Only vast Madagascar, continental in size, repeats the sparsity of the continent.


On this page you'll find 83 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sparsity, such as: absence, deficiency, inadequacy, lack, paucity, and shortage.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.