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sparse

 
 
pronunciation:
spars
part of speech: adjective
inflections: sparser, sparsest
definition: not thick or dense; scattered in thin amounts.
There was a sparse crowd at the show last night.
synonyms:
thin
similar words:
few and far between, infrequent, lean, meager, spare
derivations: sparsely (adv.), sparseness (n.), sparsity (n.)