Spar·ing a. Spare; saving; frugal; merciful.
-- Spar*ing*ly, adv. -- Spar*ing*ness, n.
adv : to a meager degree or in a meager manner; "these voices are
meagerly represented at the conference"; "the area is
slenderly endowed with natural resources" [syn: meagerly,
slenderly, meagrely] [ant: amply, amply]