Meaning of “increasingly” in the English Dictionary

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"increasingly" in British English

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increasinglyadverb

uk /ɪnˈkriː.sɪŋ.li/ us /ɪnˈkriː.sɪŋ.li/

B2 more and more:

to be increasingly important/common
Increasingly, there is pressure on the council to reverse its decision.

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  • She thinks that young people today are becoming increasingly selfish.
  • He became increasingly muddled as he grew older.
  • Ben began to get increasingly irritated by her questions.
  • Judges are imposing increasingly heavy fines for minor driving offences.
  • The panda is becoming an increasingly rare animal.

(Definition of “increasingly” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"increasingly" in American English

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increasinglyadverb [ not gradable ]

us /ɪnˈkri·sɪŋ·li/

more often or to a greater degree:

She turned increasingly to radical diets to lose weight.

(Definition of “increasingly” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)