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grad·u·al

gradual

 
 
pronunciation:
grae ju l
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part of speech: adjective
definition: happening by degrees that are small and even.
There was a gradual change in the weather.The tree showed gradual growth.
synonyms:
progressive
antonyms:
abrupt, sharp, sheer, steep
similar words:
even, gentle, orderly, regular, successive
derivations: gradually (adv.), gradualness (n.)
Word Builder: gradual +
  • gradually:
    by degrees, one small step at a time.
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