Definition of "desperately" []

  • Careless of danger, as from despair; utterly reckless (adjective)
  • (of an act) reckless; risky (adjective)
  • Used or undertaken in desperation or as a last resort (adjective)
  • Critical; very grave (adjective)
  • In distress and having a great need or desire (adjective)
  • Moved by or showing despair or hopelessness; despairing (adjective)
  • In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly. (adverb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "desperately" in a sentence
  • "But she clung to the title desperately when she knew that it would be taken from her."
  • ""These are the people that are finally driving gaming into the mainstream, by forcing it to be accessible again, even as the shrinking group of embattled nerds who would lay claim to the term desperately try to anchor it in the elitist ghetto.""
  • "They are motivated by the desire to see more and better jobs in desperately poor places, so they assume that their opponents are motivated by the desire to hoard those jobs here."
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