Synonyms of gradual


1. gradual, antiphon, antiphony

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


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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