increasingly

adverb

in·​creas·​ing·​ly in-ˈkrē-siŋ-lē How to pronounce increasingly (audio)
ˈin-ˌkrē-
: 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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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of increasingly was in the 14th century

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“Increasingly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/increasingly. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

increasingly

adverb
in·​creas·​ing·​ly in-ˈkrē-siŋ-lē How to pronounce increasingly (audio)
ˈin-ˌkrē-
: to an increasing degree : more and more
the work became increasingly difficult
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