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Synonyms for spare
spɛərspare

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. spare part, sparenoun

    an extra component of a machine or other apparatus

    Synonyms:
    fifth wheel, spare part

    Antonyms:
    necessary, ample, decorated, fat, adorned, occupied

  2. fifth wheel, sparenoun

    an extra car wheel and tire for a four-wheel vehicle

    Synonyms:
    deadwood, fifth wheel, spare part

    Antonyms:
    decorated, fat, occupied, ample, necessary, adorned

  3. spareadjective

    a score in tenpins; knocking down all ten after rolling two balls

    Synonyms:
    fifth wheel, spare part

    Antonyms:
    fat, ample, necessary, decorated, occupied, adorned

  4. spare, trimadjective

    thin and fit

    "the spare figure of a marathon runner"; "a body kept trim by exercise"

    Synonyms:
    unembellished, surplus, supererogatory, well-kept, tailored, scanty, unornamented, extra, free, plain, redundant, supernumerary, superfluous, excess, clean-cut, trim, bare(a), shipshape, bare, trig

    Antonyms:
    occupied, ample, necessary, fat, decorated, adorned

  5. excess, extra, redundant, spare, supererogatory, superfluous, supernumerary, surplusadjective

    more than is needed, desired, or required

    "trying to lose excess weight"; "found some extra change lying on the dresser"; "yet another book on heraldry might be thought redundant"; "skills made redundant by technological advance"; "sleeping in the spare room"; "supernumerary ornamentation"; "it was supererogatory of her to gloat"; "delete superfluous (or unnecessary) words"; "extra ribs as well as other supernumerary internal parts"; "surplus cheese distributed to the needy"

    Synonyms:
    superfluous, senseless, surplus, unembellished, supererogatory, scanty, otiose, wasted, pleonastic, unornamented, extra, free, plain, redundant, supernumerary, excess, purposeless, additional, tautological, special, tautologic, trim, bare(a), bare, pointless

    Antonyms:
    fat, ample, adorned, decorated, necessary, occupied

  6. spare, freeadjective

    not taken up by scheduled activities

    "a free hour between classes"; "spare time on my hands"

    Synonyms:
    unembellished, gratis(p), surplus, supererogatory, detached, costless, scanty, complimentary, loose, unornamented, extra, free, devoid, plain, redundant, supernumerary, superfluous, destitute, barren, excess, gratuitous, innocent, trim, bare(a), bare, liberal

    Antonyms:
    adorned, ample, decorated, occupied, necessary, fat

  7. spareadjective

    kept in reserve especially for emergency use

    "a reserve supply of food"; "a spare tire"; "spare parts"

    Synonyms:
    excess, unornamented, plain, bare(a), superfluous, surplus, redundant, unembellished, free, supererogatory, bare, scanty, supernumerary, extra, trim

    Antonyms:
    fat, necessary, ample, decorated, adorned, occupied

  8. bare(a), scanty, spareadjective

    lacking in amplitude or quantity

    "a bare livelihood"; "a scanty harvest"; "a spare diet"

    Antonyms:
    necessary, fat, ample, occupied, decorated, adorned

  9. plain, bare, spare, unembellished, unornamentedverb

    lacking embellishment or ornamentation

    "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"

    Synonyms:
    evident, bare(a), unpatterned, supernumerary, unmixed, bleak, redundant, unornamented, superfluous, free, au naturel(p), bare, patent, surplus, stark, excess, simple(a), homely, trim, unmingled, stripped, desolate, supererogatory, mere(a), unvarnished, extra, sheer, apparent, plain, nude, unsheathed, unfinished, barren, manifest, scanty, naked, marginal, unembellished, unmistakable

    Antonyms:
    decorated, necessary, ample, fat, adorned, occupied

  10. spare, saveverb

    refrain from harming

    Synonyms:
    save up, relieve, deliver, keep open, bring through, keep, redeem, economize, dispense with, part with, salve, salvage, carry through, give up, pull through, lay aside, write, make unnecessary, hold open, preserve, save, economise

    Antonyms:
    necessary, ample, occupied, adorned, fat, decorated

  11. spareverb

    save or relieve from an experience or action

    "I'll spare you from having to apologize formally"

    Synonyms:
    give up, save, part with, dispense with

    Antonyms:
    fat, adorned, occupied, necessary, ample, decorated

  12. spare, give up, part with, dispense withverb

    give up what is not strictly needed

    "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"

    Synonyms:
    allow, abandon, forfeit, vacate, release, give up, resign, save, forgo, kick, throw in, surrender, part with, fall by the wayside, lay off, waive, throw overboard, dispense with, cede, stop, relinquish, throw in the towel, deliver, cease, chuck up the sponge, renounce, discontinue, drop out, free, drop by the wayside, forego, quit, foreswear

    Antonyms:
    fat, decorated, necessary, ample, occupied, adorned

  13. spareverb

    use frugally or carefully

    Synonyms:
    give up, save, part with, dispense with

    Antonyms:
    necessary, decorated, occupied, adorned, ample, fat

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. spareverb

    Synonyms:
    reserve, save, lay by, lay aside, set apart, set aside

  2. spareverb

    Synonyms:
    dispense with, do without, part with

  3. spareverb

    Synonyms:
    withhold, omit, forbear

  4. spareverb

    Synonyms:
    withhold from, keep from

  5. spareverb

    Synonyms:
    give, grant, afford, allow, give up

  6. spareverb

    Synonyms:
    preserve (from any thing dreaded)

  7. spareverb

    Synonyms:
    be frugal, be parsimonious

  8. spareverb

    Synonyms:
    forbear, refrain, be scrupulous

  9. spareverb

    Synonyms:
    be lenient, be merciful, be tender

  10. spareadjective

    Synonyms:
    scanty, sparing, not abundant, not plentiful

  11. spareadjective

    Synonyms:
    lean, meagre, thin, poor, lank, gaunt, skinny, scraggy, raw-boned

  12. spareadjective

    Synonyms:
    superfluous, supernumerary, not used, not wanted

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. spareadjective

    Synonyms:
    thin, lean, poor, gaunt, meager, lank, superfluous

  2. spareverb

    Synonyms:
    forbear, refrain, be merciful

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#35771deadwood
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#36359desolate
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#39518unmistakable
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#43422salve
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#49362forgo
#49931forego
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#118122supernumerary
#119547unvarnished
#125327economize
#147271shipshape
#148311purposeless
#151832costless
#156902tautological
#178624chary
#219582unsheathed
#226840niggardly
#282766economise

How to use spare in a sentence?

  1. Robert Chote:

    No-one can know with confidence how much spare capacity there is in the economy or what the sustainable growth rate ... will be looking forward, any rule needs to be defined in the knowledge that our estimates of these things may change.

  2. Eric Burhop:

    During most of my scientific career I have been very interested in the problems of the implications of science and of the social responsibility of the scientist, i Eric Burhop have devoted most of my spare time activities since the end of the war to this purpose.

  3. Randolph Lee:

    His primary motive in pleading guilty today was to spare the children who would testify the trauma (and) the embarrassment.

  4. Guillaume Perret:

    In a counter-intuitive way, the market is showing persistent tightness whereas coal demand is falling in most parts of the world, we think the current rally is overshooting, in a similar way as prices overshot on the way down in January 2016. It is not fueled by a genuine increase in demand but rather by a short- to medium-term delay for spare supply capacity to adjust to demand.

  5. Gary Ross:

    There isn't a lot of spare capacity in the world. If we lose a million bpd of output from Venezuela and Iran in the fourth quarter, where will all these barrels come from? We are in for higher prices for longer.


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