An example of sparing is when you use only a dime size amount of shampoo because you are running low.
- that spares
- careful in spending or using; frugal
- scanty or meager
- Given to or marked by prudence and restraint in the use of material resources.
- Deficient or limited in quantity, fullness, or extent: sparing amounts of criticism.
(comparative more sparing, superlative most sparing)
- Present participle of spare.