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desperately

adverb des·per·ate·ly \ˈdes-p(ə-)rət-lē, -pərt-\

Definition of DESPERATELY

1
:  in a desperate manner <struggling desperately>
2
:  extremely, terribly <desperately tired> <desperately important>

Examples of DESPERATELY

  1. <all of a sudden everything went desperately wrong>

First Known Use of DESPERATELY

circa 1547
DESPERATELY Defined for Kids

desperately

adverb des·per·ate·ly \ˈde-spə-rət-lē, -sprət-lē\

Definition of DESPERATELY for Kids

1
:  in a way showing great worry and weakening hope <They desperately called for help.>
2
:  in such a way as to leave little hope <He became desperately ill.>
3
:  with great intensity <… I wished desperately that I knew where my mama was … — Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie>

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