sparing


sparing (http://definr.com/sparing)

     adj : avoiding waste; "an economical meal"; "an economical
           shopper"; "a frugal farmer"; "a frugal lunch"; "a
           sparing father and a spending son"; "sparing in their
           use of heat and light"; "stinting in bestowing gifts";
           "thrifty because they remember the great Depression";
           (`scotch' is used only informally) [syn: economical,
           frugal, scotch, stinting]