adjective, spars·er, spars·est.
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The police were palpably disappointed at the sparsity of my knowledge respecting her.Tales of Chinatown|Sax Rohmer
The sparsity of the population, the extent of the country, and its poverty, made a royal establishment impossible.
The sparsity of population is also well indicated by the great scarcity of food.A History of the Philippines|David P. Barrows
I have seen several houses furnished entirely by William Morris, and the first thing that impressed me was the sparsity of things.Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 5 (of 14)|Elbert Hubbard
One of the prime difficulties is in the sparsity and uneven distribution of the cow population.Railroads: Rates and Regulations|William Z. Ripley