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