- Sparingly is defined as something done in a frugal manner, or something done in a manner meant to conserve what is remaining.
An example of sparingly is when you add only a tiny dash of salt because you are running out and you want to use as little as possible.
(comparative more sparingly, superlative most sparingly)
sparing + -ly
Variant of sparing
- that spares
- careful in spending or using; frugal
- scanty or meager