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English adjective: saving

1. saving bringing about salvation or redemption from sin


SamplesSaving faith.
Redemptive (or redeeming) love.


Synonymsredeeming, redemptive


Similargood


Antonymsevil

2. saving characterized by thriftiness


SamplesWealthy by inheritance but saving by constitution.


Similarthrifty


Antonymswasteful


English noun: saving

1. saving (act) an act of economizing; reduction in cost


SamplesIt was a small economy to walk to work every day.
There was a saving of 50 cents.


Synonymseconomy


Broader (hypernym)action


Narrower (hyponym)curtailment, downsizing, economy of scale, retrenchment

2. saving (act) recovery or preservation from loss or danger


SamplesWork is the deliverance of mankind.
A surgeon's job is the saving of lives.


Synonymsdeliverance, delivery, rescue


Broader (hypernym)recovery, retrieval


Narrower (hyponym)lifesaving, reclamation, redemption, reformation, salvage, salvage, salvation, salvation, search and rescue mission

3. saving (act) the activity of protecting something from loss or danger


Synonymspreservation


Broader (hypernym)protection


Narrower (hyponym)conservation, environmentalism, immobilisation, immobilization, reservation, self-preservation









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