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Synonyms for gradual
ˈgrædʒ u əlgrad·u·al

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Wiktionary

  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. Frank Reich:

    ... but it will be very gradual and deliberate. And of course were taking steps to make sure were in compliance with state and local regulations, and NFL and CDC guidelines. That means primarily employees that must be in the office to do their jobs : people who need to access files that are only at the office ; maintenance workers ; trainers ; and technology workers. Those people will have their temperature taken when entering the building and must wear personal protective equipment. The Colts have set up one-way hallways with arrows on the carpet pointing to the proper direction, and there will be limits on how many people can be in rooms at the same time. Coach Frank Reich was realistic about a full return to the training complex. The guys who have been hurt, who have been coming into the building, keep coming in and rehabbing and doing their thing, other than that, as soon as we can get more players in the building we want that to make up for a little bit of lost time. The sooner we can get together and get out there working, the better it will be. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones took part in an owners conference call from the teams practice facility, The Star. About two dozen staffers were present at the complex. The Steelers are doing a soft reopening Tuesday mainly for medical personnel and rehabbing players. They expect to ramp up use of their facility next week under league guidelines. As the Cardinals reopen, only essential staffers will be involved, far fewer than the 75 allowed at the facility. The Super Bowl champion Chiefs also opted for a soft opening, as did the Falcons, with only about 15 people at their complex on Tuesday. Those numbers will increase over the next week.

  2. Robert Kaplan:

    As we continue to make progress in achieving our dual mandate, I will advocate that we take actions to remove some amount of accommodation, i will also advocate that we take these steps in a gradual and patient manner.

  3. The Gulf source:

    Saudi Arabia favours a gradual approach to increase output to compensate for any unplanned outages. The decision about the timing and amount of oil to raise will be decided when the ministers meet in June, the increase in output will be dictated by market conditions and all the numbers circulated about size of the increase or the timing are mere speculation.

  4. Michael Pachter:

    I think we’ll see a gradual decline in the number of screens.

  5. Izzy Huygen:

    Guys were just notified this morning as they woke up in camp, they were supposed to be there until June, July and August. It was supposed to be a gradual decline through the summer, so this was unexpected.

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