Significado de “desperately” - en el Diccionario Inglés

desperately en inglés británico

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uk /ˈdes.pər.ə us /ˈdes.pɚ.ə

desperately adverb (SERIOUSLY)

B2 extremely or very much:

He was desperately ill.
They desperately wanted a child.
UK She always seems to be desperately busy!
UK He was desperately in love with her.

desperately adverb (TAKING RISKS)

B2 in a way that shows you are frightened and ready to try anything to change a situation:

They fought desperately for their lives.

Más ejemplos

  • Doctors tried desperately to reduce the swelling in her brain.
  • Blake looked ridiculous, and I tried desperately to keep a straight face.
  • The rescuers could hear the sound of the trapped people desperately trying to claw their way through the rubble.
  • The flood has left villagers and animals desperately scavenging for food.
  • He wanted that job desperately, and was devastated when he failed to get it.

(Definición de desperately del Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

desperately en inglés americano

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us /ˈdes·pər·ət·li/

extremely or very much:

For years they had desperately wanted a child.

(Definición de desperately del Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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