1. (general) 
a. parco(a) 
sparing [ˈspɛərɪŋ]
1 (economical)
his sparing use of colour su parquedad or moderación en el uso del color; to be sparing in one's use of sth usar algo con moderación; to be sparing with or (formal) of sth: he was sparing with the wine no fue muy generoso con el vino; I've not been sparing with the garlic he sido generoso con el ajo; to be sparing of praise escatimar los elogios; ser parco en elogios
try to be sparing with the paper to be sparing with one's money with such a large family, she had to be sparing with the food she was sparing with heat and light
2 (merciful) piadoso; compasivo
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