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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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 Designing an effective productivity suite is increasingly about connections: between services, between data sources, between employees, and between apps. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "5 Google G Suite changes that will improve your life," 11 Apr. 2019 This option is telemedicine, which is legal in some areas though also increasingly restricted and politicized. SELF, "The Complicated Reality of Buying Abortion Pills Online," 8 Apr. 2019 There are so many beauty influencers these days, each with so many followers, and increasingly, so many partnerships with major makeup brands. Marci Robin, Allure, "Tarte Collaborated With YouTuber Adelaine Morin on a Vibrant New Eye and Cheek Palette," 7 Apr. 2019 Now, as April 5 (her official end date) approaches, the show's cast is getting increasingly sentimental about the fourth-hour host — and for good reason. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "Kathie Lee Gifford Is Leaving 'Today' Very Soon and the Show's Cast Has Feelings About That," 13 Mar. 2019 That breach showed how governments were increasingly turning to mercenary hackers-for-hire to pry into the cellphones and computers of their domestic opponents. Suzan Fraser, Fox News, "Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished," 18 Oct. 2018 While Gillibrand has become an increasingly recognizable face on the political scene in recent years, her husband Jonathan has largely avoided the spotlight. Lauren Hubbard, Town & Country, "Who is Kirsten Gillibrand's Husband Jonathan Gillibrand?," 27 Mar. 2019 Voters are increasingly concerned about climate change. Umair Irfan, Vox, "Climate and energy news in 2018 actually wasn’t all bad," 1 Jan. 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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not to be persuaded, moved, or stopped

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