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adverb. ['ˈdɛspɝətli, ˈdɛsprətli'] with great urgency.
- -ly (English)
- -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
- desperate (English)
- desperatus (Latin)
Rhymes with Desperately
How do you pronounce desperately?
Pronounce desperately as ˈdɛspərətli.
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UK - How to pronounce desperately in British English
Sentences with desperately
Perhaps your new kitchen design is desperately calling for a jolt of bold color.
Quotes about desperately
1. I hope that 'Jaws' will have brought sharks into the public interest at a time when we desperately need to reevaluate our care for the environment.
- Peter Benchley
2. The irony is that while God doesn’t need us but still wants us, we desperately need God but don’t really want Him most of the time.
- Francis Chan
3. All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
- Seán O'Casey