Learner’s Word of the Day – Sparse


sparse   /ˈspɑɚs/   adjective
present only in small amounts : less than necessary or normal

Reliable data is sparse.

especially : thinly covering an area : not thick or full

sparse vegetation
a sparse beard

— sparsely adverb

a sparsely populated area
The room was sparsely furnished.

— sparseness noun [noncount]

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