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Wordnet 3.0


1. with great urgency;
- Example: "health care reform is needed urgently"
- Example: "the soil desperately needed potash"
[syn: urgently, desperately]

2. in intense despair;
- Example: "the child clung desperately to her mother"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Desperately \Des"per*ate*ly\, adv. In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety; recklessly; extremely; as, the troops fought desperately. [1913 Webster] She fell desperately in love with him. --Addison. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

desperately adv 1: with great urgency; "health care reform is needed urgently"; "the soil desperately needed potash" [syn: urgently, desperately] 2: in intense despair; "the child clung desperately to her mother"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

46 Moby Thesaurus words for "desperately": a corps perdu, carelessly, demonically, fanatically, fiercely, forlornly, frantically, frenetically, furiously, happen what may, hastily, head over heels, headfirst, headforemost, headlong, heedlessly, heels over head, helter-skelter, holus-bolus, hopelessly, hotheadedly, hotly, hurriedly, hurry-scurry, impetuously, impossibly, like crazy, like mad, like one possessed, madly, overeagerly, overenthusiastically, overzealously, precipitantly, precipitately, precipitously, ramble-scramble, recklessly, severely, slam-bang, slap-bang, slapdash, uncontrollably, violently, wantonly, wildly