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In a gradual way; slowly; by degrees.‘the situation gradually improved’‘gradually, his powers of speech returned’
slowly, moderately, unhurriedly, cautiously, gently, gingerly, circumspectly, unspectacularlypiecemeal, step by step, little by little, bit by bit, inch by inch, piece by piece, drop by drop, by degreesprogressively, successively, continuously, systematically, slowly but surelyregularly, steadily, evenly, constantly, consistently, uniformly, at a regular paceinchmeal, gradatimView synonyms
- ‘The light seeped gradually through the trees as morning slowly came to the jungle.’
- ‘Continue gradually adding all the flour until it is the consistency of a dough.’
- ‘He gradually built up a reputation and by the Sixties he was an international celebrity.’
- ‘The parliament is gradually getting its act together and is growing in confidence by the day.’
- ‘The family claim they were gradually abandoned on account of their lowly social status.’
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