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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?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Felix G. Rohatyn:

    What is desperately needed ... is the skepticism and the sense of history that a liberal arts education provides.

  2. Ron Wyden:

    Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Trumps payroll tax holiday could drain the Social Security trust fund and said some states can not afford the 25 percent unemployment match, especially since the GOP has opposed additional money to state and local governments. Donald Trump is trying to distract from Donald Trump failure to extend the $ 600 federal boost for 30 million unemployed workers by issuing illegal executive orders, this scheme is a classic Donald Trump con : play-acting at leadership while robbing people of the support they desperately need.

  3. Paul Hokemeyer:

    Patients who suffer from sexual addictions enter treatment paralyzed by shame and humiliation. They describe themselves as “evil” and “defective.” They desperately want to be liberated from the crush of their destructive behavior, but can’t get out from under it’s demoralizing weight

  4. Mike Hawes:

    Uncertainty has already paralyzed investment, cost jobs and damaged our global reputation, we desperately need parliament to come together to restore stability so that we can start to rebuild investor confidence and get back to the business of delivering for the economy.

  5. Jack BarskyRead MoreJack Barsky:

    Historically, the KGB has always tried to influence and destabilize events all around the world. The explicitly stated goal of the Soviet Union was world communism organized in a Soviet-like system. Therefore, anything that could destabilize free and democratic nations was fair game. The KGB were champions in the game of 'fake news,' which was called 'disinformation' in the old days. While Russia's goals are not as ambitious as those of the Soviet Union, it is quite clear that the Russian leadership desperately wants to re-establish a strong Russia, on par with the United States. Therefore, anything that helps destabilize the US and other Western countries, anything that turns the focus of those countries inward rather than at the real outward threats would benefit Russia. In my view, it is not possible for a foreign nation to have a significant impact on the outcome of elections in this country. Try as they might, all they will be able to do is nibble around the edges.

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