Definition of gradually in English:



  • In a gradual way; slowly; by degrees.

    ‘the situation gradually improved’
    ‘gradually, his powers of speech returned’
    • ‘Continue gradually adding all the flour until it is the consistency of a dough.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The light seeped gradually through the trees as morning slowly came to the jungle.’
    • ‘He gradually built up a reputation and by the Sixties he was an international celebrity.’
    slowly, moderately, unhurriedly, cautiously, gently, gingerly, circumspectly, unspectacularly
    piecemeal, step by step, little by little, bit by bit, inch by inch, piece by piece, drop by drop, by degrees
    progressively, successively, continuously, systematically, slowly but surely
    regularly, steadily, evenly, constantly, consistently, uniformly, at a regular pace
    inchmeal, gradatim
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