Definition of gradualistic in US English:

gradualistic

adjective

  • See gradualism

    • ‘As long as the evidence is not absolutely inescapable, we humans will invent ad hoc and gradualistic explanations to explain away these changes.’
    • ‘Since environmental change was gradual, evolution could not help but be gradualistic also.’
    • ‘I actually had a very interesting opportunity, a head start in a sense, because at that time, these academics were dogmatically teaching the gradualistic theory of evolution as fact.’
    • ‘In the final analysis the authors identify key problems with gradualistic evolution of the immune system.’

Pronunciation

gradualistic

/ˌɡrajəwəˈlistik/