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Synonyms for gradual

Noun

1. gradual, antiphon, antiphony
usage: (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass

Adjective

1. gradual (vs. sudden), bit-by-bit, in small stages, piecemeal, step-by-step, stepwise, gradational, gradatory, graduated, slow
usage: proceeding in small stages; "a gradual increase in prices"
2. gradual (vs. steep), easy, gentle, sloping, inclined
usage: (of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt; "a gradual slope"
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