1. progressively

adverb. ['prɑːˈgrɛsɪvli'] advancing in amount or intensity.


  • more and more


  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • progressive (English)

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Words that Rhyme with Progressively

  • successively
  • impressively
  • obsessively
  • excessively
  • aggressively

Example sentences of the word progressively

1. Adverb
Seeds can ripen progressively from the top of the plant to the bottom, or simultaneously.

Quotes containing the word progressively

1. In the United States today, there is a pervasive tendency to treat children as adults, and adults as children. The options of children are thus steadily expanded, while those of adults are progressively constricted. The result is unruly children and childish adults.
- Thomas Szasz

2. So those who wished for some central cosmic purpose for us, or at least our world, or at least our solar system, or at least our galaxy, have been disappointed, progressively disappointed. The universe is not responsive to our ambitious expectations.
- Carl Sagan, The Varieties of Scientific Experience: A Personal View of the Search for God