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  1. in a thinly distributed way; not thickly or densely: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is very sparsely populated, as more than 90% of it is forested.

  2. in a scanty or meager way: It was a large kitchen, but very sparsely equipped for cooking.

Origin of sparsely


Other words from sparsely

  • un·sparse·ly, adverb

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