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Synonyms for desperately
des·per·ate·ly

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  1. urgently, desperatelyadverb

    with great urgency

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

    Synonyms:
    urgently

  2. desperatelyadverb

    in intense despair

    "the child clung desperately to her mother"

    Synonyms:
    urgently

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3582absolutely
#9700badly
#15684desperately
#22060urgently
#36601hopelessly
#37675sorely
#38101frantically
#95168disappointingly
#109467frustratingly
#199861distressingly

How to use desperately in a sentence?

  1. Justin Forsyth:

    With each day we delay we lose more innocent lives and Europe slips further into an immoral abyss, right now, people desperately seeking a better life are drowning in politics.

  2. 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.

  3. Alexis McGill Johnson:

    Today’s decision provides a desperately needed sense of security for both our patients and providers, we can now breathe a sigh of relief and serve patients. While the fight isn’t over, for now, Arizonans will once again be able to make their own decisions about their bodies, health care decisions, and futures.

  4. Ryan Mauro:

    Al-Shabaab and Al-Qaeda desperately need to convince jihadist audiences that it is effective and not yesterday's news, especially after fellow Al-Qaeda affiliate Boko Haram in Nigeria swore allegiance to ISIS, it is known that a prominent American member of Al-Shabaab has defected to ISIS, so the group should assume that many other supporters are thinking of doing the same thing.

  5. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:

    Every time you have some sort of violent crime or mass killing, you could almost see the media salivating, hoping desperately that the murderer happens to be a Republican so they can use it to try to paint their political enemies.


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