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Entry Word: spare
Function: adjective
Text: 1 being over what is needed <I had some spare time to kill, so I cleaned up my room a bit>
Synonyms excess, extra, superfluous, supernumerary, surplus
Related Words accessory, additional, supplemental, supplementary; dispensable, extraneous, gratuitous, needless, nonessential, unessential, unnecessary, unneeded, unwanted
Near Antonyms inadequate, insufficient, meager, scant, scanty, scarce, short, sparse
2 giving or sharing as little as possible <a man who is kind and gentle but definitely spare of speech> -- see STINGY 1
3 having a noticeably small amount of body fat <a tall, spare man> -- see THIN 1
4 less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable <spare vegetation that made foraging very difficult> -- see MEAGER