Thesaurus

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



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up piecemeal? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to curse or denounce

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!