Synonyms of 'little by little'
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graduallyDictionary, slowly, progressivelyLittle by little, he was becoming weaker.
Gradually, she began to trust him.
My resentment of her slowly began to fade.
step by step
I am not rushing things and I'm taking it step by step.
It was built piecemeal over some 130 years.
bit by bit
Bit by bit I began to understand what they were trying to do.
The disease develops gradually and imperceptibly.
The crowd was thinning, but only by degrees.
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Thesaurus for little by little from the Collins English Thesaurus
If something happens little by little , it happens very gradually.