Synonyms of 'gradually'
My resentment of her slowly began to fade.
step by step
If you do something step by step, you do it by progressing gradually from one stage to the next.
I am not rushing things and I'm taking it step by step.
It was built piecemeal over some 130 years.
bit by bit
If something happens bit by bit, it happens in stages.
Bit by bit I began to understand what they were trying to do.
little by little
If something happens little by little, it happens very gradually.
Little by little, he was becoming weaker.
If something happens by degrees, it happens slowly and gradually.
The crowd was thinning, but only by degrees.
piece by piece
drop by drop
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Thesaurus for gradually from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something changes or is done gradually , it changes or is done in small stages over a long period of time, rather than suddenly .