Synonyms of desperately in English:

desperately


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adverb

1‘he screamed desperately for help’

SYNONYMS

in desperation, in despair, despairingly, in anguish, in distress

miserably, wretchedly, hopelessly, desolately

forlornly, resignedly, defeatedly, pessimistically

2‘many of them will become desperately ill’

SYNONYMS

seriously, gravely, severely, critically, acutely, dangerously, perilously, hazardously, precariously

very, extremely, awfully, terribly, tremendously, frightfully, dreadfully

hopelessly, irretrievably

informal chronically

archaic, humorous parlously

ANTONYMS

slightly

3‘he desperately wanted to talk to me’

SYNONYMS

urgently, pressingly, intensely, with urgency, eagerly