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Noun: sparer  speh-ru(r)
  1. Someone who refrains from injuring or destroying
Adjective: spare (sparer,sparest)  spehr
  1. Thin and fit
    "the spare figure of a marathon runner";
    - trim
     
  2. More than is needed, desired, or required
    "sleeping in the spare room";
    - excess, extra, redundant, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus
     
  3. Not taken up by scheduled activities
    "spare time on my hands";
    - free
     
  4. Kept in reserve especially for emergency use
    "a spare tire"; "spare parts"
     
  5. Lacking in amplitude or quantity
    "a spare diet";
    - bare, scanty
     
  6. Lacking embellishment or ornamentation
    - plain, bare, unembellished, unornamented
     
  7. [Brit] Very angry
    - hot under the collar

Derived forms: sparers

See also: angry, lean, meager [N. Amer], meagerly [N. Amer], meagre [Brit, Cdn], meagrely [Brit, Cdn], scrimpy, stingy, thin, unadorned, undecorated, unnecessary, unneeded, unoccupied

Type of: benefactor, helper

Encyclopedia: Spare