Sparing - (Webster's 1828 Dictionary)
1. Using frugally; forbearing; omitting to punish or destroy.
2. a. Scarce; little.
3. Scanty; not plentiful; not abundant; as a sparing diet.
4. Saving; parsimonious. Virgil being so very sparing of his words, and leaving so much to be imagined by the reader, can never be translated as he ought in amy modern tongue.