Etymology

1. desperately

adverb. ['ˈdɛspɝətli, ˈdɛsprətli'] with great urgency.

Etymology

  • -ly (English)
  • -lice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • desperate (English)
  • desperatus (Latin)

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Rhymes with Desperately

  • abruptly
  • absolutely
  • abundantly
  • accidently
  • accurately
  • acutely
  • adamantly
  • adequately
  • adequately
  • adroitly
  • affectionately
  • alertly
  • alternately
  • apparently
  • appropriately
  • approximately
  • aptly
  • ardently
  • arrogantly
  • astutely

How do you pronounce desperately?

Pronounce desperately as ˈdɛspərətli.

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Sentences with desperately


1. Adverb
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

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