Dense and Sparse


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Dense adjective – Having little space between items or parts.
Sparse is an antonym for dense in topics: thick, compressed, slow.
Nearby Words: density, densely
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Sparse adjective – Less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable.
Dense is an antonym for sparse in scattered topic.
Nearby Word: sparsely
Antonyms for Sparse
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Things that words describes

nature dense nature sparse nature
field dense field sparse field
area dense area sparse area
plot dense plot sparse plot
Other nouns: development, narrative, information, hair, population, layout, foliage, vegetation, materials, clouds.

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  • Compare the dense, cerebral, and flowery writing style employed by William Faulkner with the sparse, minimalistic writing style of Ernest Hemingway.
  • Series / Cosmos aka: Cosmos A Spacetime Odyssey The real asteroid belt is incredibly sparse and boring (as Neil points out in a StarTalk episode, we could never have gotten any of our outer system probes through the belt if it was that dense).
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