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Definition of "sparse" []

  • Occurring, growing, or settled at widely spaced intervals; not thick or dense. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sparse" in a sentence
  • "He said the court's order, which he described as "sparse," potentially leaves the door open for the governor to return with a more-specific letter spelling out reasons for removal."
  • "Heaps may be the favorite, though Nelson -- who mostly handed off or ran in sparse duty last season -- has the experience edge and also may have the confidence of current players."
  • "I chatted with a DNR wildlife biologist responsible for NW GA a couple of weeks ago looking for hogs and he advised that they remain sparse in that section of the state."