Diametrically

/ˌdʌɪəˈmɛtrɪkli/

Origin

1545–55; < Greek diametrik(ós) (diámetr(os) diameter + -ikos -ic) + -al1 (Source: dictionary.com)

Definitions of Diametrically

Diametrically

adjective

  1. of, relating to, or along a diameter.
  2. in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete:

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Diametrically

adverb

  1. completely; utterly (esp in the phrase diametrically opposed)

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Diametrically

adverb

  1. (with reference to opposition) completely; directly.

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Diametrically

adjective

  1. : of, relating to, or constituting a straight line segment passing through the center of a figure or body : located at the diameter (see diameter sense 1)
  2. : completely opposed : being at opposite extremes in diametric contradiction to his claims two parties in diametric opposition on the issue

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Example sentences for Diametrically

  1. Officials are bitterly divided over two diametrically opposed strategies.
  2. As new parents themselves, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken a diametrically opposite approach.
  3. Unraveling the implications of these diametrically opposed responses to Blue is not an easy task.
  4. Bennett, who wants to annex 60 percent of the West Bank, is diametrically opposed to that goal.
  5. But 19 and 12, though superficially similar in their youthfulness, are diametrically opposed regarding the elephant in the room.
  6. In talents, temper, manners and opinions, the rivals were diametrically opposed to each other.
  7. These ideas, diametrically opposed to his own, made him smile.
  8. But they do not agree together; some of them are diametrically opposed to others.
  9. His own opinions were diametrically opposed to those which, on this occasion, he put forward in the most offensive manner.
  10. His remarks are diametrically opposite to the conjectures of Camden and Gale.

Related words & Synonyms

antipodal, opposite

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