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What is another word for desperately?

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To a great or extreme degree or extent
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“A grocery thief may be a good person in a desperately bad situation.”
In a way that shows despair
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“He felt grim, desperately lamenting the end of another weekend.”
In an urgent or pressing manner
“If something manifests physically, you can bet there is a bigger mental-emotional component that desperately requires your attention.”
In a manner indicative of danger, urgency or seriousness
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“His strength was desperately compromised and he knew he was in trouble.”
In a crazy or hysterical manner
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“A man had fallen into a deep pit and was crying out desperately for help.”
In a daring, courageous or determined manner
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Desperately, with great effort, as if, or in order to, escape death
With extreme intensity or fervent energy
Adverb for in dire need of something
“She was desperate to start a family.”
Adverb for inclined to behave in a reckless or outrageous manner
“Even so much as the sight of loose change could induce a desperate criminal to break the law.”
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