|part of speech:
||in a desperate way; with a sense of extreme urgency, need, or despair.
They worked desperately to stop the flooding.She tried desperately to save her child.
||greatly and seriously.
She stole the bread because she was desperately hungry.Our funds are desperately low.The refugees are desperately in need of help.
- similar words:
- acutely, extremely, gravely, seriously, severely, terribly