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.
Recent Examples on the Web Mitrovic is, instead, simply the starkest illustration of a dilemma facing a swath of players and, increasingly, a select cadre of clubs, including Fulham. New York Times, 5 Aug. 2022 In the future, experts say, such installations will increasingly be able to send excess solar electricity back into the grid, but that requires new advanced metering equipment and new market rules to allow energy to go in both directions. Sabrina Shankman,, 3 Aug. 2022 Every company’s strategic assets increasingly are in its data resources. Cindy Gordon, Forbes, 31 July 2022 This aggressive timeline is increasingly at odds with three hard realities: economic, geostrategic and political. Stuart Gottlieb, WSJ, 31 July 2022 Parental control of educaiton, although long a hallmark of conservative ideology, is increasingly a top priority for voters. Haris Alic, Fox News, 29 July 2022 But his government is increasingly isolated within the E.U., the bloc of 27 member states of which his country is a member. Rick Noack, Washington Post, 27 July 2022 From the article: Sure, Diess also didn’t do enough to make allies and became increasingly isolated due to his hard-nosed leadership style. Jacob Carpenter, Fortune, 25 July 2022 The island’s famous beaches, meanwhile, are becoming increasingly isolated from the water. Leia Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 19 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of increasingly

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Increasingly.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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in·​creas·​ing·​ly | \ in-ˈkrē-siŋ-lē How to pronounce increasingly (audio) \

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: more and more The path became increasingly rough.


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