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piecemeal

adjective

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proceeding or changing by steps or degrees
  • a piecemeal attempt to remedy the traffic congestion

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piecemeal

adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms of piecemeal (Entry 2 of 2)

1 by small steps or amounts
  • remodeled their house piecemeal because of budgetary constraints

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2 into parts or pieces
  • one well-aimed blow ripped the piñata piecemeal

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The first known use of piecemeal was in the 14th century

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pieced (together)

piecemeal

piece of cake

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“Piecemeal.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/piecemeal. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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