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English definition of “desperately”

desperately

adverb (SERIOUSLY)    /ˈdes.pər.ət.li/ US  /-pɚ-/
B2 extremely or very much: He was desperately ill. She always seems to be desperately busy! I'm not desperately keen on football. He was desperately in love with her. They desperately wanted a child.Very and extremeComplete and wholeIntensifying expressions
(Definition of desperately adverb (SERIOUSLY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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