Antonyms of adj in_small_stages

1 sense of in small stages

Sense 1
bit-by-bit, in small stages, piecemeal, step-by-step, stepwise -- (one thing at a time)

INDIRECT (VIA gradual) -> sudden -- (happening without warning or in a short space of time; "a sudden storm"; "a sudden decision"; "a sudden cure")

Similarity of adj in_small_stages

1 sense of in small stages

Sense 1
bit-by-bit, in small stages, piecemeal, step-by-step, stepwise -- (one thing at a time)
       => gradual (vs. sudden) -- (proceeding in small stages; "a gradual increase in prices")

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