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step–by–step

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of step–by–step

  1. proceeding or changing by steps or degrees <the incessant step-by-step advance of the enemy's troops could no longer be resisted> Synonyms gradational, incremental, phased, piecemeal, step-by-stepRelated Words progressive, stepped, tapered; imperceptible, inching; decrescent, increscentNear Antonyms discontinuous, saltatory; acute, sharp; changeable, dynamic, meteoric, volatileAntonyms abrupt, sudden




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