11 Synonyms for Slowly: Step by step, Gradually, Steadily, Little by little, Bit by bit,…


Slowly is an adverb and we use to describe moving in a slow way or at a slow speed.

1. At a slow pace 

we use this phrase to describe something or someone moving slow.

They are going at a slow pace with the investigation to ensure they don’t make a mistake.

2. Without hurrying

is to do something little urgency.

He continued to walk across the street without hurrying or showing little regard for his safety.

3. Unhurriedly

this is an adverb that is used to do something in a leisurely and unhurried manner.

She unhurriedly delivered her speech, in an effort to delay the vote.

4. Steadily  

we often use this adverb to describe how something or someone might move at a regular and controlled manner.

The results show we have steadily improved our market share.

5. At a leisurely pace

we use to describe how someone or something moves or does something in a relaxed and unhurried manner.

Frank was in no hurry to get home and walked at a leisurely pace.

6. At a snail’s pace

this is idiom and describes someone or something moving or performing an action in a very slow and deliberate manner.

The committee is moving at a snail’s pace and is no hurry to make a decision on my request.

7. Slowly but surely

we use this phrase to describe someone or something making slow and definite progress.  We often use this to emphasize that something is happening or being done even though it Is not happening or being done quickly.

I can ensure you that we are moving slowly but surely to process your paperwork.  These things take time.

8. Gradually

we use this too often describe how something or someone moves in a or is done in small stages over a long period of time, rather than immediately

He gradually moved the company through the crisis and is now considered the best candidate for the CEO position.

9. Bit by bit

this is an idiom we use to describe how something is done in small amounts, and/or how somebody might complete a task.

Bit by bit we will get to the bottom of who committed the crime.

10. Little by little

we use this to describe a process that moves in small increments.

Little by Little people will understand how and why we need to make these changes.

11. Step by step

this a phrase used to describe how something or someone does a task or action in a careful, procedural and go from stage to stage.

We need to take things step by step to ensure the product has no problems and our customer is happy.

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