Definition of gradualism
gradualistplay \ˈgra-jə-wə-list, -jə-list\ noun or adjective
gradualisticplay \ˌgra-jə(-wə)-ˈli-stik\ adjective
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Investors and the Federal Reserve may have grown too comfortable with gradualism — raising interest rates at a pace that is not too fast, not too slow, but just right.
The overwhelming message was of gradualism — both on the rate of economic improvement and the Fed’s own efforts to wind down its era of low interest rates.
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