What is the opposite of dense?

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Adjective
Opposite of crowded or packed closely together
“As we mentioned earlier, bluebirds prefer open rural areas with scattered trees and sparse ground cover.”
Adjective
Opposite of difficult to see through
“The canvas is almost 5 feet tall, and it shows her in a light turquoise satin and chiffon dress with short diaphanous sleeves.”
Adjective
Opposite of lacking in intelligence, or unable to comprehend ideas
“He was a quick student, learned to read and write with ease, and went on to memorize and master classics of Buddhist literature.”
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Opposite of difficult to understand
“This is an exciting story, excellently told, and made both comprehensible and appetizing to the most unscientific palate.”
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(of vegetation) Opposite of rich and profuse in growth
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Opposite of having a solid, almost unyielding surface or structure
Soft fruits like avocados, bananas, berries and papayas can be pureed and mixed with extracted juices.”
Adjective
Opposite of closely packed together
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Opposite of impossible to penetrate
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(of a physical object) Opposite of possessing great weight
“Our suitcase was very light once we emptied it after returning from our trip.”
Adjective
Opposite of having a covert or obscure meaning
Adjective
Opposite of consisting of matter all through
“Most of these applications use nitrogen in liquid form as a refrigerant.”
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(of the air or atmosphere, or a substance in the air) Opposite of dense or heavy
“Even though there is only light rain, you should still be careful when you navigate around the ravine.”
Adjective
Opposite of complex or dense
Adjective
Opposite of having a dense or semi-solid consistency
“They do runny eggs here, which I like, and the potato cake is surprisingly light.”
Adjective
Opposite of made up of a large number of things or people close together
“Even though the outback was teeming with trees and wildlife, edible fruits were surprisingly sparse.”
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Opposite of teeming with plant and animal life
“It is said that this area was barren in its early beginnings, but its founder cultivated it to become a viable territory.”
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Opposite of rich and profuse in growth
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Opposite of short and thickset in stature or build
Adjective
Opposite of weighing a great deal
Adjective
Opposite of unattractively fat or bloated
“She was a slender woman, almost frail, hiding the grief in her washed-out eyes behind a black veil.”
Adjective
Opposite of growing luxuriantly or profusely
Adjective
(of a knot) Opposite of closely packed
“Larry gave a huge tug on the jib sheet to trim the sail, unaware that the knot was loose.”
Adjective
Opposite of resembling a lout
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