increasingly

adverb
in·​creas·​ing·​ly | \ in-ˈkrē-siŋ-lē , ˈin-ˌkrē-\

Definition of increasingly

: to an increasing degree an increasingly dangerous situation

Examples of increasingly in a Sentence

People are becoming increasingly aware of this problem. Increasingly, scientists are questioning the data. The situation grew increasingly hopeless.
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The incident, beyond being highly embarrassing to Hoffman, illustrates a bigger problem as Silicon Valley’s billionaires increasingly try to play political investor. Theodore Schleifer, Recode, "Reid Hoffman is learning an early rule of being a megadonor: It’s hard to keep track of your money," 26 Dec. 2018 School start times have increasingly become a question of public policy. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Why we might want the school day to start later," 12 Dec. 2018 Short-term leases arbitrated and approved by huge real estate monoliths is increasingly becoming the reality of retail. Rebecca Jennings, Vox, "Not even shopping locally can save your favorite mom-and-pop — the problem is much, much bigger than that.," 21 Nov. 2018 The names too have become increasingly, well, thirsty. Deanna Pai, Glamour, "Your Ultimate Guide to Fall's Biggest Hair Colors," 15 Oct. 2018 Over the last decades, rural areas, beach communities, and ski towns have seen their hospitality and hotel markets shift as second homes increasingly become second sources of income—and targets of speculation. Patrick Sisson, Curbed, "How vacation homes went from private escape to investment opportunities," 2 Oct. 2018 Governments and energy providers around the world are increasingly turning to wind and solar power to generate electricity and to replace climate change-causing fossil fuels. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "How Solar Panels in the Sahara Could Make It Rain More," 7 Sep. 2018 Tonsil cancer is one of a group of mouth and throat cancers that are becoming increasingly common. Korin Miller, SELF, "This Country Singer’s Sore Throat Turned Out to Be a Sign of Cancer," 24 Jan. 2019 Another increasingly prominent legal attack dog is Los Angeles lawyer Charles Harder, who famously sued the gossip website Gawker into extinction on behalf of the nominal plaintiff, Hulk Hogan. Ben Widdicombe, Town & Country, "How Much Does It Cost to Keep Your Name Out of the News?," 18 Jan. 2019

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of increasingly

: more and more : to an increasing degree

increasingly

adverb
in·​creas·​ing·​ly | \ in-ˈkrē-siŋ-lē \

Kids Definition of increasingly

: more and more The path became increasingly rough.

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