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Synonyms for gradual
ˈgrædʒ u əlgrad·u·al

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  1. gradualnoun

    Antonyms:
    sudden, abrupt

  2. gradualadjective

    Proceeding by steps or small degrees; advancing step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly progressive; slow; as, a gradual increase of knowledge; a gradual decline.

    Antonyms:
    sudden, abrupt

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gradual

    Slow signifies moving through a relatively short distance, or with a relatively small number of motions in a given time; slow also applies to that which is a relatively long while in beginning or accomplishing something; a watch or a clock is said to be slow when its indications are behind those of the standard time. Tardy is applied to that which is behind the proper or desired time, especially in doing a work or arriving at a place. Deliberate and dilatory are used of persons, tho the latter may be used also of things, as of a stream; a person is deliberate who takes a noticeably long time to consider and decide before acting or who acts or speaks as if he were deliberating at every point; a person is dilatory who lays aside, or puts off as long as possible, necessary or required action; both words may be applied either to undertaking or to doing. Gradual (Latin gradus, a step) signifies advancing by steps, and refers to slow but regular and sure progression. Slack refers to action that seems to indicate a lack of tension, as of muscle or of will, sluggish to action that seems as if reluctant to advance.

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    Synonyms:
    dawdling, delaying, deliberate, dilatory, drowsy, dull, inactive, inert, lingering, moderate, procrastinating, slack, slow, sluggish, tardy

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. gradual

    Synonyms:
    slow, continuous, unintermittent, gradational, regular, step by step, progressive

    Antonyms:
    sudden, momentary, instantaneous, periodic, recurrent, intermittent, discontinuous, broken, disconnected

Princeton's WordNet

  1. gradualadjective

    (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass

    Antonyms:
    jerky, bold, steep, steepish, heavy, precipitous, explosive, sharp, fulminant, emergent, steep-sided, choppy, abrupt, bluff, perpendicular, sudden, sheer

  2. gradualadjective

    proceeding in small stages

    "a gradual increase in prices"

    Antonyms:
    bold, sheer, abrupt, steep-sided, choppy, bluff, fulminant, steep, precipitous, sudden, emergent, perpendicular, explosive, sharp, steepish, jerky, heavy

  3. gradualadjective

    (of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt

    "a gradual slope"

    Antonyms:
    sheer, heavy, sharp, steep, emergent, explosive, sudden, steep-sided, abrupt, fulminant, jerky, choppy, bluff, precipitous, steepish, perpendicular, bold

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. gradualadjective

    Synonyms:
    regular (step by step), progressive, slow

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How to use gradual in a sentence?

  1. Victor Shum:

    With supply being managed through the compliance among OPEC+ and demand recovering in North Asia, particularly in China, things are moving in the right direction in terms of supporting oil prices, if there is no surprise in a second or third wave in the virus attack and key members of OPEC+, Saudi Arabia in particular, are doing more cuts, we expect a gradual recovery will continue in the second half.

  2. Marsha Hill:

    He did not rush to try to exert his authority over the whole country, but let a gradual shift of allegiances take place, on the one hand he pursued a wise policy.

  3. Clive Staples Lewis:

    The safest road to hell is the gradual one-the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.

  4. The IEA:

    Meanwhile, Iran’s return to the market has been less dramatic than the Iranians said it would be; in February we believe that production increased by 220,000 bpd and, provisionally, it appears that Iran’s return will be gradual.

  5. Jim McCafferty:

    I would be incredulous if China's GDP growth could continue at the level it's been historically, so I think there's always been an anticipation of some gradual slowdown, but the slowdown of the growth rate is probably less than the market really wants to believe.


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