desolatingly

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

desolating +‎ -ly

Adverb[edit]

desolatingly (comparative more desolatingly, superlative most desolatingly)

  1. So as to cause desolation.
    • Oliver Sacks, Awakenings
      In his absence, I think, she found herself desolatingly alone, though this was never acknowledged, but covered up by her 'affable' façade.