1. Prudent and restrained in the use of resources; careful, economical or frugal.
Synonyms Verb
  1. present participle of spare#English|spare

sparing (plural sparings)

  1. The act by which something or someone is spared.
    • 1830, Mrs. Gore (Catherine Grace Frances), The Manners of the Day (volume 2, page 322)
      The sparings of my frugality have, however, in a sufficient degree, augmented my originally scanty patrimony; […]

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