What is another word for sparse?

Pronunciation: [spˈɑːs] (IPA)

Sparse is a word that describes something that is thinly dispersed or meagre. It is a term often used to describe a lack of something, such as resources or vegetation. There are various synonyms for the word. The words that are synonymous with sparse include scarse, scanty, limited, meager, scant, and few. Scarse refers to something that is in short supply, while scanty is used to describe something that is insufficient. Limited is similar to sparse in that it implies a restriction in resources. Meager describes something that is inadequate or lacking in quantity or quality, and scant refers to something in insufficient quantity. Finally, few refers to the small number of something and often used to denote scarcity.

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What are the opposite words for sparse?

Antonyms for the word "sparse" include "abundant," "plentiful," "copious," and "dense." These words refer to things that are ample, plentiful, or dense, in contrast to sparse or thinly spread out. "Abundant" suggests a large amount that is readily available. "Plentiful" implies an ample supply that is easily accessible. "Copious" refers to a large quantity that can be overwhelming. "Dense" describes something that is compact or heavily populated. Using antonyms for "sparse" can help convey a sense of fullness or density, and can be useful for creating vivid descriptions or emphasizing abundance or richness.

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Usage examples for Sparse

There, for a space of about two feet only, back from the brink, the sparse grass was trampled, and the earth showed marks of heels and in places the sod was freshly torn up.
"The Eye of Dread"
Payne Erskine
With a jolt over a rock, and a sharp turn to the right, Hank had brought them to the very brow of the hill, where they could look down into the coulee, and upon the house standing in its tiny, unkempt yard, just beyond the sparse growth of bushes which marked the spring creek.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower
And together the three of them, with towels and bathing suits, went down to the blue bath-house as the sparse lights of the city began to sparkle across the water.
William McFee

Famous quotes with Sparse

  • I never feel that my music is sparse or minimalist; the way fat people never really think they're fat. I certainly don't consider myself minimalist at all.
    Morton Feldman
  • My identity has everything to do with me and my instrument. It doesn't have to do with what production style I use, or how many people played on it, whether it's sparse or grandiose or whatever. And I'm social, frankly.
    Liz Phair
  • If I could take all your words away and give you but a sparse few, they would be: 'I now know, I am absolute, I am complete, I am God, I am.' If there were no other words but these, you would no longer be limited to this plane.
  • We are touring the Ozarks. Here is an abandoned field in which the ragweed is sparse and short. Does this tell us anything about why the mortgage was foreclosed? About how long ago? Would this field be a good place to look for quail? Does short ragweed have any connection with the human story behind yonder graveyard? If all the ragweed in this watershed were short, would that tell us anything about the future of floods in the steam? About the future prospects for bass or trout?
    Aldo Leopold
  • Marx imagined the end of scarcity would bring the end of history. He could not bring himself to see that a world without scarcity had already been achieved - in the prehistoric societies that he and Engels lumped together as 'primitive communism'. Hunter-gatherers were less burdened by labour than the majority of mankind at any later stage, but their sparse communities were completely dependent on the Earth's bounty. Natural catastrophe could wipe them out at any time. Marx could not accept the constraint that was the price of the hunter-gatherers' freedom. Instead, animated by the faith that humans are destined to master the Earth, he insisted that freedom from labour could be achieved without any restraints on their desires. This was only the Brethren of the Free Spirit's apocalyptic fantasy returning as an Enlightenment utopia.
    John Gray (philosopher)

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