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Meaning of DESPERATELY

Pronunciation:  'despuritlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  with great urgency; "health care reform is needed urgently"; "the soil desperately needed potash"
  2. [adv]  in intense despair; "the child clung desperately to her mother"
 

DESPERATELY is a 11 letter word that starts with D.

 

 Synonyms: urgently
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Des"per*ate*ly\, adv.
In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety;
recklessly; extremely; as, the troops fought desperately.

      She fell desperately in love with him.   --Addison.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: a corps perdu, carelessly, demonically, fanatically, fiercely, forlornly, frantically, frenetically, furiously, happen what may, hastily, head over heels, headfirst, headforemost, headlong, heedlessly, heels over head, helter-skelter, holus-bolus, hopelessly, hotheadedly, hotly, hurriedly, hurry-scurry, impetuously, impossibly, like crazy, like mad, like one possessed, madly, overeagerly, overenthusiastically, overzealously, precipitantly, precipitately, precipitously, ramble-scramble, recklessly, severely, slam-bang, slap-bang, slapdash, uncontrollably, violently, wantonly, wildly
 

 

 

 

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