Meaning of sparingly in English:


Pronunciation /ˈspɛːrɪŋli/

Translate sparingly into Spanish


  • In a restricted or infrequent manner; in small quantities.

    ‘the sharply flavoured leaves should be used sparingly’
    • ‘Often, faculty members are too busy to learn how to use the instruments or they use them sparingly.’
    • ‘It's full of wry, witty observations, with poignant bits thrown in sparingly.’
    • ‘Levin writes sparingly—one book in five years.’
    • ‘These tests were done sparingly and generally reflected the outpatient treatment practice at our center.’
    • ‘Eat the following sparingly: chips, cakes, crisps, burgers, sweets, pies, and pasties.’