Definition of spare someone's feelings
- He admitted that he hadn't told me the whole story because he wanted to spare my feelings.
- We pretended to like his artwork in order to spare his feelings.
: not being used
: being over and above what is needed : superfluous
: not liberal or profuse : sparing
: to forbear to destroy, punish, or harm
: to refrain from attacking or reprimanding with necessary or salutary severity
: to relieve of the necessity of doing or undergoing something
: a spare tire
: a duplicate (such as a key or a machine part) kept in reserve
: the knocking down of all 10 pins with the first 2 balls in a frame in bowling
: some person : somebody
: the one of the basic physical senses of which the skin contains the chief end organs and of which the sensations of touch and temperature are characteristic : touch
: a sensation experienced through this sense
: generalized bodily consciousness or sensation
: sentient, sensitive
: easily moved emotionally
: deeply felt
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