Synonyms of spare in English:

spare


See definition of spare

adjective

1‘a spare set of keys’

SYNONYMS

extra, supplementary, additional, second, another, alternative, emergency, reserve, backup, relief, fallback, substitute, fresh, auxiliary, ancillary

North American alternate

ANTONYMS

principal

2‘the company proposes to sell off spare land’

SYNONYMS

surplus, surplus to requirements, superfluous, too many, too much, supernumerary, excessive, in excess, going begging

redundant, not required, unnecessary, inessential, unessential, needless, unneeded, uncalled for, dispensable, disposable, expendable, unwanted, useless

de trop

ANTONYMS

useful, required

3‘what do you do in your spare time?’

SYNONYMS

free, leisure, unoccupied, own

ANTONYMS

occupied

4‘a spare, bearded figure’

SYNONYMS

slender, lean

willowy, sylphlike, svelte, lissom, graceful, snake-hipped, rangy, clean-limbed, trim, slight, slightly built, without an ounce of fat

thin, as thin as a reed, skinny, size-zero, gaunt, attenuated, lanky, spindly

informal skin and bone

rare gracile, attenuate

ANTONYMS

fat


verb

1‘he could not spare any money’

SYNONYMS

afford, do without, manage without, get along without, dispense with, part with, give, let someone have, provide

2‘animal lovers launched an appeal to spare the dog’

SYNONYMS

not harm, leave uninjured, leave unhurt

be merciful to, show mercy to, have mercy on, be lenient to, deal leniently with, have pity on

pardon, grant a pardon to, excuse, leave unpunished, forgive, reprieve, release, free, let off, amnesty

informal go easy on


Phrases

    go spare

      ‘he'll go spare if you're late’

      SYNONYMS

      become very angry, become enraged, go into a rage, lose one's temper

      get mad, go mad, go crazy, go wild, see red, go bananas, hit the roof, go through the roof, go up the wall, go off the deep end, fly off the handle, blow one's top, blow a fuse, blow a gasket, lose one's rag, go ape, flip, flip one's lid, go non-linear, go ballistic, go psycho

      go crackers, do one's nut

      North American

      flip one's wig, blow one's lid, blow one's stack

      vulgar slang

      go apeshit

    to spare

      ‘we still have a few plants to spare’

      SYNONYMS

      left over, left, over, remaining, unused, unneeded, not required, still available, surplus to requirements

      superfluous, surplus, extra

      informal

      going begging