Definition of increasingly in US English:

increasingly

adverb

  • To an increasing extent; more and more.

    sentence adverb ‘increasingly, attention is paid to health’
    as submodifier ‘an increasingly difficult situation’
    • ‘One increasingly attractive option is outsourcing the task to matchmaking services.’
    • ‘Now, the trend is toward increasingly specialized journals focusing on specific themes.’
    • ‘Mayor Mike has become increasingly comfortable snuggling up to sleazy corporate benefactors.’
    • ‘It plays an increasingly important role in law making.’
    • ‘Small businesses have found it increasingly difficult to purchase healthcare insurance.’
    • ‘Departments in my own university are increasingly embracing distance teaching.’
    • ‘Society in general has also become increasingly sedentary.’
    • ‘Lincoln became closely involved with the increasingly volatile political situation.’
    • ‘In the brave new age of e-mail, it has become increasingly rare to receive letters from our readers.’
    • ‘This caused government influence over increasingly suspicious I.T. companies to wane.’
    • ‘This has become a nagging conflict in an increasingly linked world.’
    • ‘What we are likely to see is a wider variety of handsets built to address an increasingly segmented market.’
    • ‘There are good reasons to reform the alternative minimum tax, which increasingly pummels the middle class.’
    • ‘Youth especially faced an increasingly precarious existence, with many dependent only on temporary or part-time jobs.’
    • ‘Three years of related increasingly responsible professional experience must follow that degree.’
    • ‘Otherwise, reducing budget deficits will become increasingly more difficult.’
    • ‘One solution increasingly being tried is conversion of bio-degradable waste to organic compost.’
    • ‘The increasingly popular answer is to plug into remote IT services.’
    • ‘Insurance companies are increasingly offering their products directly to the consumer.’
    • ‘Increasingly, government representatives are jettisoning any pretense of opposition to war.’
    more and more, progressively, to an increasing extent, steadily more, continuously more, gradually more, growingly
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Pronunciation

increasingly

/ɪnˈkrisɪŋli//inˈkrēsiNGlē/