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des·per·ate·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. urgently, desperatelyadverb

    with great urgency

    "health care reform is needed urgently"; "the soil desperately needed potash"

  2. desperatelyadverb

    in intense despair

    "the child clung desperately to her mother"

Wiktionary

  1. desperatelyadverb

    In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desperatelyadverb

    in a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly; extremely; as, the troops fought desperately

Freebase

  1. Desperately

    Watch Out is the fifth album by the Spanish group Barrabás, released in 1975. The album was later re-released on CD in Spain as Desperately. American jazz musician Herbie Mann featured in the recording of the album, after his hit cover of Barrabás' song "Hi Jack", which was released earlier that year. Also appearing was American saxophonist Michael Brecker. The girl posing on the cover of the album is Ellen Michaels. "Desperately" / "Broadway Star" was released as a single, although "It" was the B-side in some countries. Barrabás' next album, Swinger, was re-released on CD under the title Watch-Out, but is unrelated to this album.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'desperately' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4580

  2. Adverbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'desperately' in Adverbs Frequency: #296

How to pronounce desperately?

  1. Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Indian

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of desperately in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of desperately in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of desperately in a Sentence

  1. Yannos Papantoniou:

    For us, shipping is a desperately needed source of foreign income, which addresses the country's fundamental weakness which is the lack of foreign exchange.

  2. Stavros Theodorakis:

    I called on the prime minister to consider that the Greek economy is desperately close to its limits, greek society is suffering from the constant postponement of a deal.

  3. Ben Sasse:

    This is bizarre and flat-out wrong. The United States is not to blame. America wants a good relationship with the Russian people but Vladimir Putin and Vladimir Putin thugs are responsible for Soviet-style aggression, when The President plays these moral equivalence games, The President gives Vladimir Putin a propaganda win The President desperately needs.

  4. Kevin Gillespie:

    I said, 'If I'm gonna do this thing (cooking) that I know no one else wanted for me, I have to do it to the best of my ability, or I will really have let them down,' i've carried that burden of guilt pretty much my whole life. I actually think it's one of the reasons I've fought so desperately to be successful.

  5. President Barack Obama on Thursday:

    If implemented -- and that's a significant 'if' -- the cessation could reduce the violence and get more food and aid to Syrians who are suffering and desperately need it. It could save lives.

Images & Illustrations of desperately

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    take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    • A. elate
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