economical vs sparing what difference

what is difference between economical and sparing

English

Alternative forms

  • economicall (obsolete)
  • œconomical (archaic)
  • œconomicall (obsolete)

Etymology

economic +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌɛkəˈnɒmɪkəl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɛkəˈnɑmɪkəl/

Adjective

economical (comparative more economical, superlative most economical)

  1. Careful with money so as not to spend too much; prudent; thrifty.
    He was an economical person by nature.
  2. Saving money or resources.
  3. (dated) Relating to economy in any other sense.
    • 1922, Eugen von Böhm-Bawerk, Capital and Interest: A Critical History of Economical Theory, page 218:
      By Use, then, in the sense given it by the Say-Hermann school, we have to think of an objective useful element which proceeds from goods, and acquires independent economical existence as well as independent economical value.
    • 2007, Who’s Who in the Arab World, page 312:
      Doctor in Economical Sciences.
    • 2010, New Techniques and Technologies in Mining, page 20:
      Economical function usually has anti-crisis orientation and forms stable economical development of the state.

Usage notes

Modern usage prefers economic when describing the economy of a region or country (and when referring to personal or family budgeting). Economical is preferred when referring to thrift or value for money. Cf. the adjective economy.

Derived terms

Translations

See also

  • economic


English

Adjective

sparing (comparative more sparing, superlative most sparing)

  1. Prudent and restrained in the use of resources; careful, economical or frugal.

Translations

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:frugal

Verb

sparing

  1. present participle of spare

Noun

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; []

Anagrams

  • gnisrap, parings, parsing, rapings, rasping

Indonesian

Etymology

From English sparring.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈspa.rɪŋ]
  • Hyphenation: spa‧ring

Noun

sparing

  1. (colloquial) to practice for martial arts or hand-to-hand combat.
    Synonym: berlatih

Further reading

  • “sparing” in Kamus Besar Bahasa Indonesia (KBBI) Daring, Jakarta: Badan Pengembangan dan Pembinaan Bahasa, Kementerian Pendidikan dan Kebudayaan Republik Indonesia, 2016.

Polish

Etymology

From English sparring.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈspa.rʲink/

Noun

sparing m inan

  1. (sports) sparring (practice match)

Declension

Derived terms

  • (adjective) sparingowy

Related terms

  • (noun) sparingpartner

Further reading

  • sparing in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • sparing in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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