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piecemeal

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of piecemeal

  1. proceeding or changing by steps or degrees <a piecemeal attempt to remedy the traffic congestion> Synonyms gradational, incremental, phased, gradual, step-by-stepRelated Words progressive, stepped, tapered; imperceptible, inching; decrescent, increscentNear Antonyms discontinuous, saltatory; acute, sharp; changeable, dynamic, meteoric, volatileAntonyms abrupt, sudden




piecemeal

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of piecemeal

  1. 1 by small steps or amounts <remodeled their house piecemeal because of budgetary constraints> Synonyms gradationally, inchmeal, little by little, piece by piece, graduallyRelated Words hierarchically; crescively, increasingly, progressively; fractionally, imperceptibly; slowlyNear Antonyms acutely, sharply, steeply; hastily, precipitouslyAntonyms abruptly, suddenly

  2. 2 into parts or pieces <one well-aimed blow ripped the piñata piecemeal> Synonyms asunder, apartAntonyms together





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