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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness;
[syn: sparseness, spareness, sparsity, thinness]

2. the property of having little body fat;
[syn: leanness, thinness, spareness]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Spareness \Spare"ness\, n. [Cf. AS. spaernis frugality.] The quality or state of being lean or thin; leanness. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

spareness n 1: the property of being scanty or scattered; lacking denseness [syn: sparseness, spareness, sparsity, thinness] 2: the property of having little body fat [syn: leanness, thinness, spareness] [ant: avoirdupois, blubber, fat, fatness]