desperately - Writers' Dictionary

How to hyphenate desperately

desperately is hyphenated as des-per-ate-ly

How to pronounce desperately

desperately is pronounced ´dɛs p ər ɪtlēː

Number of syllables in desperately

The number of syllables in desperately is 4

What part of speech in desperately?

desperately is an adverb

How common in the word desperately?

desperately is not ranked in the list of most common words in English

What sentiment does desperately convey?

Has a sentiment score of -3 on a scale of -5 to +5

Common collocations after 'desperately'

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Common collocations before 'desperately'

arm, around, back, hand, how, know, look, man, now, seem, thought, tried, trying, want, will

Common collocations of 'desperately'

arm, around, back, down, eye, fought, hand, head, how, just, knew, know, like, little, look, man, most, need, now, people, saw, seem, still, thought, time, tried, trying, turn, want, will

Words with similar spelling to desperately

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Common Verb Collocations of desperately

ask, avoid, be, become, cling, do, escape, fall, fight, find, get, go, have, hold, hope, keep, know, look, make, need, say, search, see, struggle, think, try, want, will, wish, wound

Common Adverb Collocations of desperately

again, almost, alone, always, around, as, away, back, before, bravely, deeply, ever, forth, forward, how, madly, much, never, not, now, so, still, then, there, thus, together, too, very, when, vainly

Common Conjunction Collocations of desperately

and, but, nor, or, yet

Lists containing desperately

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