desperately


des·per·ate·ly

adverb \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

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