increasing

Increasing means getting bigger or expanding. You'll be glad to have an increasing income, but perhaps less glad to have an increasing pants size.

The adjective increasing describes anything that grows or becomes greater. Increasing volume from your neighbor's radio will drive you crazy, since it's getting louder and louder. If your tiny school attracts increasing numbers of new students, it's likely that new teachers will need to be hired. Increasing comes from the verb increase, or grow, with its Latin root word, increscere, "to grow upon, grow over, swell, or grow into."

Definitions of increasing
  1. adjective
    becoming greater or larger
    increasing prices”
    Synonyms:
    accelerative, acceleratory
    tending to increase velocity
    accretionary
    marked or produced by accretion
    accretive
    growing by accretion
    augmentative
    increasing or having the power to increase especially in size or amount or degree
    incorporative
    growing by taking over and incorporating adjacent territories
    maximising, maximizing
    making as great as possible
    multiplicative
    tending or having the power to multiply or increase in number or quantity or degree
    profit-maximising, profit-maximizing
    making the profit as great as possible
    progressive
    gradually advancing in extent
    raising
    increasing in quantity or value
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    Antonyms:
    decreasing
    becoming less or smaller
    depreciating, depreciative, depreciatory
    tending to decrease or cause a decrease in value
    detractive
    causing to decrease in importance or value
    diminishing
    becoming smaller or less or appearing to do so
    dwindling, tapering, tapering off
    gradually decreasing until little remains
    falling
    decreasing in amount or degree
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  2. adjective
    music
    Synonyms:
    accelerando
    gradually increasing in tempo
    crescendo
    gradually increasing in volume
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    Antonyms:
    decreasing
    music
    allargando
    gradually decreasing in tempo and broadening in manner
    calando
    gradually decreasing in tempo and volume
    decrescendo, diminuendo
    gradually decreasing in volume
    rallentando, rit., ritardando, ritenuto
    gradually decreasing in tempo
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