desperately - definition and synonyms

 
 
adverb 

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/ˈdesp(ə)rət(ə)li/
  1. 1
    in a very worried or angry way

    She tried desperately to push him away.

  2. 2
    very much

    John desperately wanted to go to university.

    1. a.
      very

      I was desperately lonely.