- becoming greater in quantity, size, extent, or intensity: growing discontent among industrial workers.
- having or showing life.
Origin of growing
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Examples from the Web for growingly
She, a close student, too, but growingly distant and reticent.Bonaventure
George Washington Cable
He thought less of what it symbolized; more and growingly more of what it was.Arundel
Edward Frederic Benson
Dick was acutely and growingly sensitive to the influence Iola had upon him.The Doctor
But the life of our larger cities is growingly inimical to kitchens.The Comforts of Home
But the ostracism of the entire official class of the old South was growingly recognized as a grievance and a wrong.The Negro and the Nation
George S. Merriam
Word Origin and History for growingly
Old English, present participle adjective from grow (v.). Growing season is attested from 1729; growing pains by 1752.
late 14c., verbal noun from grow (v.).
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