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evolutionary

[ ev-uh-loo-shuh-ner-ee or, esp. British, ee-vuh- ]SEE DEFINITION OF evolutionary

Synonyms for evolutionary

  • developmental
  • metamorphic
  • mutative
  • transformative
  • changing
  • growing
  • progressive
  • transmutative
  • generative
  • revolutionary
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Antonyms for evolutionary

  • extinct
  • stagnant
  • stunted
  • dormant
  • idle
  • inert
  • arrested
  • frozen
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR EVOLUTIONARY

The latter was as evolutionary and as revolutionary as the Home Rule Bill.

It had other, profounder consequences from the evolutionary point of view.

Butler's thought was too moving, too vital, too evolutionary, for the sceptics of his time.

Darwin was the greatest of prophets in the most evolutionary of worlds.

The problem as Geoffroy and Cuvier understood it was not an evolutionary one.

The metaphors of genetics and evolutionary models can be applied.

June 18th: Received Mr. Wallace's sketch of his evolutionary theory.

The evolutionary development of this instinct is not altogether mysterious.

As a matter of evolutionary accuracy, yes, there probably was such a time.

But to be of any moment in evolutionary change a variation must be inherited.

WORD ORIGIN

1846, from evolution + -ary.