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[sey-ving] /ˈseɪ vɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending or serving to save; rescuing; preserving.
2.
compensating; redeeming:
a saving sense of humor.
3.
thrifty; economical:
a saving housekeeper.
4.
making a reservation:
a saving clause.
noun
5.
a reduction or lessening of expenditure or outlay:
a saving of 10 percent.
6.
something that is saved.
7.
savings, sums of money saved by economy and laid away.
8.
Law. a reservation or exception.
preposition
9.
except:
Nothing remains saving these ruins.
10.
with all due respect to or for:
saving your presence.
conjunction
11.
except; save.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English; see save1, -ing2, -ing1
Related forms
savingly, adverb
nonsaving, adjective
unsaving, adjective
unsavingly, adverb
Synonyms
2. restoring, redemptory, qualifying.
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British Dictionary definitions for un saving

saving

/ˈseɪvɪŋ/
adjective
1.
tending to save or preserve
2.
redeeming or compensating (esp in the phrase saving grace)
3.
thrifty or economical
4.
(law) denoting or relating to an exception or reservation: a saving clause in an agreement
noun
5.
preservation or redemption, esp from loss or danger
6.
economy or avoidance of waste
7.
reduction in cost or expenditure: a saving of 100 dollars
8.
anything saved
9.
(pl) money saved for future use
10.
(law) an exception or reservation
preposition
11.
with the exception of
conjunction
12.
except
Derived Forms
savingly, adverb
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Word Origin and History for un saving

saving

prep.

late 14c., from safe (adj.); see save (prep.).

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