becoming greater in quantity, size, extent, or intensity: growing discontent among industrial workers.
having or showing life.

Origin of growing

before 900; Middle English; Old English growende. See grow, -ing2
Related formsgrow·ing·ly, adverbun·grow·ing, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for growingly

Historical Examples of growingly

  • She, a close student, too, but growingly distant and reticent.


    George Washington Cable

  • He thought less of what it symbolized; more and growingly more of what it was.


    Edward Frederic Benson

  • Dick was acutely and growingly sensitive to the influence Iola had upon him.

    The Doctor

    Ralph Connor

  • But the life of our larger cities is growingly inimical to kitchens.

    The Comforts of Home

    Ralph Bergengren

  • 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.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper