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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Amphibious assaults are also extremely rare, making the guns increasingly difficult to justify in the age of fast-moving missiles. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The U.S. Navy Quietly Tested Mach 3 Heavy Gun Shells That Could Revolutionize Surface Warfare," 8 Jan. 2019 Oil prices hit multiyear highs in October, only to fall in the fourth quarter as investors grew increasingly worried about a potential supply glut. Eric Morath, WSJ, "Fed Faces a Fresh Test: Engineering a Soft Economic Landing," 6 Jan. 2019 Since making their way to the market in August, the adorable animals have become increasingly more difficult to find. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "Three New Pomsies Toys Were Just Released on Amazon and Walmart," 2 Nov. 2018 The small-scale arts community in Toronto has become increasingly vibrant and critically engaged. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Cool Girl’s Guide to Toronto," 27 Dec. 2018 But around the holidays, that can be increasingly hard to do when every well-meaning coworker and friend is asking about your plans. Ashley Edwards Walker, Good Housekeeping, "How to Navigate the Holidays When There’s an Estrangement in Your Family," 21 Dec. 2018 As marijuana becomes increasingly mainstream, so too does the opportunity for scientists to study its effects on humans. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "THC Could Affect Men's Sperm, New Study Says," 20 Dec. 2018 Telluride is increasingly rare amid so many ersatz, theme-park-like resort villages (no offense Whistler Blackcomb), a genuine Old West town. Alex Bhattacharji, Condé Nast Traveler, "Why Telluride Keeps Being Named the Best U.S. Ski Town," 5 Dec. 2018 In Asia, however, mobile games are increasingly thought of as mobile counterparts to desktop games like Fortnite. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Meet Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855: AI boosts, a smarter camera, mobile gaming—and bye-bye, JPEG," 5 Dec. 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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increasingly

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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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