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egy +‎ -re


  • IPA(key): [ˈɛɟrɛ]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: egy‧re
  • Rhymes: -rɛ



  1. sublative singular of egy
    Szerintem egyre gondolunk.I guess we are thinking of the same thing.

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egyre (not comparable)

  1. continually, uninterruptedly, on and on, ever
    egyre csak azt hajtogatja, hogy…s/he keeps repeating that…
  2. (chiefly with a comparative adjective or adverb) increasingly (more/less/…), more and more, less and less, …-er and …-er
    Napról napra egyre ügyesebb vagy!You’re more and more skillful day by day!
    Egyre kevésbé hiszek Jánosnak.I believe John less and less.

Usage notes[edit]

Since this adverb emphasises continuity, an ongoing process, it is not used with prefixed verbs whose prefix expresses the perfective aspect (something completed, concluded, achieved, or finished). By contrast, the possibility of inserting this adverb (or a synonym) in a sentence may indicate that the sentence has the imperfective aspect.

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Further reading[edit]

  • egyre in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN
  • egyre in Ittzés, Nóra (ed.). A magyar nyelv nagyszótára (‘A Comprehensive Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 2006–2031 (work in progress; published A–ez as of 2024)