Definition of Desperately

1. Adverb. With great urgency. "The soil desperately needed potash"

Exact synonyms: Urgently
Partainyms: Desperate, Urgent



2. Adverb. In intense despair. "The child clung desperately to her mother"
Partainyms: Desperate

Definition of Desperately

1. adv. In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly; extremely; as, the troops fought desperately.

Definition of Desperately

1. Adverb. In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly. ¹

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Definition of Desperately

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Desperately

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despend
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desperate times require desperate measures
desperately (current term)
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despinning
despiramine
despiritualize

Literary usage of Desperately

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1. The Church History of Britain, from the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year by Thomas Fuller (1837)
"Catesby and Percy fight desperately for their Lives. The Lord is just. ... As for Percy and Catesby, they fought desperately for their lives, as knowing, ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1850)
"... looking upon themselves undone, seeme desperately resolved to hold out to the last, tho sencible they cannot abide it," adds, " but, however, ..."

3. The Works of John Locke, in Nine Volumes by John Locke (1824)
"We are inquiring who are the desperately perverse and obstinate, and not whether they are to be punished or no. You pretend to give us a rule to know what ..."

4. A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green (1884)
"... plunged desperately into conspiracies with a handful of adventurers as desperate as himself, hid himself in the City, where he boasted that ten thousand ..."

5. Life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest by John Allan Wyeth (1899)
"... Confederates—The Detachment of the Confederate Cavalry on the Left Wing Holds its Position—Wilson and Forrest Fight desperately on the Confederate Right ..."

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