What does desperately mean?

Definitions for desperately
des·per·ate·ly

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. urgently, desperately(adverb)

    with great urgency

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

  2. desperately(adverb)

    in intense despair

    "the child clung desperately to her mother"

Wiktionary

  1. desperately(Adverb)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desperately(adverb)

    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?

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How to say desperately in sign language?

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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. Kelsey Knight:

    Since that time our office has made clear that it would work closely with ethics officials to set the record straight on the Ohio Democratic Party's latest attempt to deceive the public and desperately trash Jim Renacci's record in public service.

  2. The White House:

    We simply cannot provide Puerto Rico with the tools it desperately needs to confront this crisis without congressional action.

  3. Angelina Jolie:

    I think as a human being, as a mother, as someone who works internationally, I needed desperately to know a man like Louis Zamperini in my life, to know that there is hope.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Well, I was going to veto the omnibus bill and Paul told me in the strongest of language,' Please don't do that, we'll get you the wall.' And I said,' I hope you mean that, because I don't like this bill,' paul told me in the strongest of terms that,' Please sign this and if you sign this we will get you that wall.' Which is desperately needed by our country. Humanitarian crisis, trafficking, drugs, you know, everything -- people, criminals, gangs, so, you know, we need the wall.

  5. Donald Trump:

    Failing candidate Hillary Clinton, who is desperately trying to hold on to her lead in the Democratic primary against Bernie Sanders, is knowingly putting out lies about my stance on illegal immigration.

Images & Illustrations of desperately

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