HyperDic: desperately

English > 2 senses of the word desperately:
ADVERBalldesperately, urgentlywith great urgency
alldesperatelyin intense despair
desperately > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'sperahtliy; deh'sprahtliy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > desperately: 2 senses > adverb 1
MeaningWith great urgency.
Example "the soil desperately needed potash"
Catalanamb urgència, urgentment
Adjectivesdesperateshowing extreme / extreme urgency or intensity especially because of great need or desire
English > desperately: 2 senses > adverb 2
MeaningIn intense despair.
Example"the child clung desperately to her mother"
Adjectivesdesperatearising from or marked by despair or loss of hope

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