What is another word for sparsely?

Pronunciation: [spˈɑːsli] (IPA)

The word "sparsely" means thinly scattered or distributed. Some synonyms for this word include scarcely, thinly, few, limited, meager, and thinly peppered. Other words that can be used to describe something as sparse include rare, infrequent, sparse, scanty, scarce, and skimpy. The use of these synonyms can help writers add variety and nuance to their writing. It is important to choose the right synonym for the context in which it is used. In general, synonyms are a great way to expand one's vocabulary and make writing more interesting.

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What are the opposite words for sparsely?

In contrast to "sparsely," the antonym "densely" refers to a situation where things are closely packed together or in abundance. "Thickly" is another antonym that describes something as being closely or heavily packed. "Frequently" and "regularly" can also serve as antonyms for "sparsely" when referring to events or occurrences that happen often or consistently. "Plentifully" can be used as an antonym when referring to a situation where there is an abundant amount of something. "Crowdedly" is an antonym that refers to an area being filled with people or objects. Other antonyms for "sparsely" include "abundantly," "thoroughly," and "generously.

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Usage examples for Sparsely

Nor had they quite emerged from the shadow of their old oppressions, since Egyptian garrisons were scattered, though sparsely, through this district, in which gems and copper were obtained.
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus"
G. A. Chadwick
Stas descried, however, with the help of the field-glass, numerous hollows and, scattered sparsely, mighty trees rising above the grass like churches.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz
The rest are spread sparsely over the rural districts on farms belonging to themselves, and in the absence of roads are obliged to make at home many of the ordinary articles of consumption.
"Contemporary Socialism"
John Rae

Famous quotes with Sparsely

  • Like many people unfamiliar with the history of America's wild, free-roaming horses, I had always thought that the wild horse was a "mustang", that is, a unique breed of horse. In reality, wild horses are feral horses, the offspings of domestic horses that have been turned loose, or escaped, into the wild. By wild, I mean the animals are not owned privately, and they basically fend from themselves without any care or supervision. Moreover, they live in some of America's most remote and sparsely populated high desert country.
    Jaime Jackson
  • A story is not like a road to follow … it's more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered by being viewed from these windows. And you, the visitor, the reader, are altered as well by being in this enclosed space, whether it is ample and easy or full of crooked turns, or sparsely or opulently furnished. You can go back again and again, and the house, the story, always contains more than you saw the last time. It also has a sturdy sense of itself of being built out of its own necessity, not just to shelter or beguile you.
    Alice Munro
  • The external world of physics has thus become a world of shadows. In removing our illusions we have removed the substance, for indeed we have seen that substance is one of the greatest of our illusions.In the world of physics we watch a shadowgraph performance of the drama of familiar life.The sparsely spread nuclei of electric force become a tangible solid; their restless agitation becomes the warmth of summer; the octave of aethereal vibrations becomes a gorgeous rainbow. Nor does the alchemy stop here. In the transmuted world new significances arise which are scarcely to be traced in the world of symbols; so that it becomes a world of beauty and purpose — and, alas, suffering and evil. The frank realisation that physical science is concerned with a world of shadows is one of the most significant of recent advances.
    Arthur Eddington
  • I began to lose heart. The appalling desert of darkness and barren fire, the huge emptiness so sparsely pricked with scintillations, the colossal futility of the whole universe, hideously oppressed me.
    Olaf Stapledon
  • Before the Europeans arrived, there were 500 to 600 tribes in the continent speaking different languages. They did not have a common name or share an identity; they regarded each other as enemies. The Aborigines as we know them today, a national group with a common identity, did not exist before European contact; they are a product of the European invasion which destroyed traditional culture, brought people of different tribes together and gave them a common experience of oppression and marginalisation. They are not an ancient people, but a very modern one. Only in the lands which Europeans did not want or settled very sparsely did traditional groups and something like traditional culture survive.
    John Hirst

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