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Time-based ChangePlay
Use 'gradual' to describe changes that take place slowly over time, not instantly. SlideHer English skills showed a gradual improvement over the semester.
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Often PositivePlay
'Gradual' often implies positive progress or natural development in various situations. SlideThere was a gradual transition to renewable energy in the country.
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Subtle WarningPlay
Sometimes 'gradual' warns about change that's too slow, perhaps needing acceleration. SlideThe government faced criticism for the gradual response to the crisis.