Synonyms of spare in English:

spare


See definition of spare

adjective

1‘a spare set of keys’

SYNONYMS
extra, supplementary, additional, second, another, alternative, emergency, reserve, backup, relief, fallback, substitute, fresh, auxiliary, ancillary
North American alternate
ANTONYMS

principal

2‘the company proposes to sell off spare land’

SYNONYMS
surplus, surplus to requirements, superfluous, too many, too much, supernumerary, excessive, in excess, going begging
redundant, not required, unnecessary, inessential, unessential, needless, unneeded, uncalled for, dispensable, disposable, expendable, unwanted, useless
de trop
ANTONYMS

useful, required

3‘what do you do in your spare time?’

SYNONYMS
free, leisure, unoccupied, own
ANTONYMS

occupied

4‘a spare, bearded figure’

SYNONYMS
slender, lean
willowy, sylphlike, svelte, lissom, graceful, snake-hipped, rangy, clean-limbed, trim, slight, slightly built, without an ounce of fat
thin, as thin as a reed, skinny, size-zero, gaunt, attenuated, lanky, spindly
informal skin and bone
rare gracile, attenuate
ANTONYMS

fat


verb

1‘he could not spare any money’

SYNONYMS
afford, do without, manage without, get along without, dispense with, part with, give, let someone have, provide

2‘animal lovers launched an appeal to spare the dog’

SYNONYMS
not harm, leave uninjured, leave unhurt
be merciful to, show mercy to, have mercy on, be lenient to, deal leniently with, have pity on
pardon, grant a pardon to, excuse, leave unpunished, forgive, reprieve, release, free, let off, amnesty
informal go easy on

Phrases

    to spare

    ‘we still have a few plants to spare’


    SYNONYMS
    left over, left, over, remaining, unused, unneeded, not required, still available, surplus to requirements
    superfluous, surplus, extra
    informal going begging
    go spare

    ‘he'll go spare if you're late’


    SYNONYMS
    become very angry, become enraged, go into a rage, lose one's temper
    informal get mad, go mad, go crazy, go wild, see red, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, go off the deep end, fly off the handle, blow one's top, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, flip, flip one's lid, go non-linear, go ballistic, go psycho
    British informal go crackers, do one's nut
    North American informal flip one's wig, blow one's lid, blow one's stack
    vulgar slang go apeshit