adjective, spars·er, spars·est.
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Origin of sparse
synonym study for sparse
OTHER WORDS FROM sparsesparse·ly, adverbsparse·ness, spar·si·ty [spahr-si-tee], /ˈspɑr sɪ ti/, nounun·sparse, adjectiveun·sparse·ness, noun
How to use sparse in a sentence
To maximize the value of sparse funding for expensive projects, planners never build the same instrument twice.The Arecibo Observatory collapsed this week. What now?|Charlie Wood|December 4, 2020|Popular Science
Some branches saw an abundance of species form, while others remained sparse.New Fish Data Reveal How Evolutionary Bursts Create Species|Elena Renken|December 1, 2020|Quanta Magazine
Earth’s gravity still has a little pull here, but just enough to keep most of the sparse air molecules from drifting away.
That’s what I’ve been thinking recently, and especially during our eerily sparse Thanksgiving celebrations.What changes after covid-19? I’m betting on everything.|Megan McArdle|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
In comparison, Su notes, details about the farside have been sparse.Rover finds ‘layer cake’ below ground on moon’s farside|Lisa Grossman|March 25, 2020|Science News For Students
One of the prime difficulties is in the sparsity and uneven distribution of the cow population.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley
She preferred cleanly poverty and honest sparsity to luxury on credit.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13|Elbert Hubbard
What was most extraordinary was the sparsity and lowness of the trees and bushes, the fineness of the growth.The Sea and the Jungle|H. M. Tomlinson
The sparsity of the population, the extent of the country, and its poverty, made a royal establishment impossible.
Only vast Madagascar, continental in size, repeats the sparsity of the continent.Influences of Geographic Environment|Ellen Churchill Semple