[いっしょけんめい, isshokenmei] (adj-na,n-adv,n) (1) (See 一生懸命) very hard; with utmost effort; with all one's might; desperately; frantically; for dear life; all-out effort; sticking at living in and defending one place; (2) sticking at living in one place [Add to Longdo]
Result from Foreign Dictionaries (2 entries found)
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:
Desperately \Des"per*ate*ly\, adv.
In a desperate manner; without regard to danger or safety;
recklessly; extremely; as, the troops fought desperately.
She fell desperately in love with him. --Addison.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
adv 1: with great urgency; "health care reform is needed
urgently"; "the soil desperately needed potash" [syn:
2: in intense despair; "the child clung desperately to her
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