in·​creas·​ing·​ly | \ in-ˈkrē-siŋ-lē How to pronounce increasingly (audio) , 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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In the current fashion economy, red carpet, street style, and social media snapshots are increasingly important entrance points for brands looking to reach the next level. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "In Celebrating the Talents of the African Continent, Beyoncé Made the Year’s Most Fashionable Statements," 21 Dec. 2018 Hackers are becoming increasingly adept at infiltrating secure routers with just a few lines of code, and this router stops them in their tracks by offering state-of-the-art security and intelligent firewalls. Popular Mechanics, "This Secure Router Blocks Advanced Cyber Threats," 23 Oct. 2018 Amazon’s advertising approach is increasingly important for brands, with about half of all product searches beginning there rather than with typical search engines like Google. Rani Molla, Recode, "Amazon is stuffing its search results pages with ads," 11 Sep. 2018 One of the takeaways from the 2019 Tony Award nominations, which were announced this morning, is that the membrane between the commercial world of Broadway and the more experimental world of downtown theater is becoming increasingly porous. Adam Green, Vogue, "Takeaways From the 2019 Tony Nominations: Downtown Comes to Broadway," 30 Apr. 2019 QUESTIONABLE CHOICES Circumstances and choices, not just injuries, have made for an increasingly difficult situation at PSG. Jerome Pugmire, The Seattle Times, "PSG fans have cause to worry ahead of Manchester United game," 10 Feb. 2019 And in the long term, 2018 could be a foundational year to rebuild the Democratic Party in Texas — a state with quickly changing demographics that could become increasingly liberal in years to come. Tara Golshan, Vox, "Beto O’Rourke could lead a blue wave in Texas — even though he lost his Senate race," 7 Nov. 2018 Walters voted to repeal ObamaCare, which has become a hot-button issue in the increasingly liberal district. Gregg Re, Fox News, "California's key primaries: Trump-backed John Cox outpaces Villaraigosa for governor, Feinstein takes top spot in Senate contest," 2 Oct. 2018 Now, with more recent moves towards open floor plans (more thoughts on those here), the kitchen is increasingly serving as the hub of the household. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Kim Kardashian West's House Has Two Kitchens, and Apparently, It's a Trend," 11 Apr. 2019

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First Known Use of increasingly

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of increasingly

: more and more : to an increasing degree


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: more and more The path became increasingly rough.

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