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gradual

  
  
A gradual change or process occurs in small stages over a long period of time, rather than suddenly.      adj  
Losing weight is a slow, gradual process..., You can expect her progress at school to be gradual rather than brilliant.     
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gradual

  
  
continuous, even, gentle, graduated, moderate, piecemeal, progressive, regular, slow, steady, successive, unhurried  
  
Antonyms     
   abrupt, broken, instantaneous, overnight, sudden  

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