- of, relating to, or along a diameter.
- in direct opposition; being at opposite extremes; complete: diametrical opposites; a diametrical difference.
Origin of diametrical
Examples from the Web for diametrically
Officials are bitterly divided over two diametrically opposed strategies.Inspectors Uncover UK Schools Pushing Radical Islamic Agendas
June 10, 2014
As new parents themselves, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have taken a diametrically opposite approach.Will Prince George Be Photographed Down Under?
January 17, 2014
Unraveling the implications of these diametrically opposed responses to Blue is not an easy task.Abdellatif Kechiche’s Palme d’Or Winner, ‘Blue Is the Warmest Color,’ Is Not Porn
May 29, 2013
Bennett, who wants to annex 60 percent of the West Bank, is diametrically opposed to that goal.Lapid Demands Civil Marriage In Israel
March 6, 2013
But 19 and 12, though superficially similar in their youthfulness, are diametrically opposed regarding the elephant in the room.Yair Lapid's Historic Opportunity
January 24, 2013
His religion was designed to be diametrically opposed to Mahommedanism.The Story of the Malakand Field Force
Sir Winston S. Churchill
But they do not agree together; some of them are diametrically opposed to others.Loss and Gain
John Henry Newman
Yet the feelings with which they regarded them were diametrically opposite.The Free Lances
Generally, with respect to crossing, the effects may be diametrically opposite.More Letters of Charles Darwin
Such inhabitants of the earth as are diametrically opposite to each other.The Sailor's Word-Book
William Henry Smyth
- completely; utterly (esp in the phrase diametrically opposed)
Word Origin and History for diametrically
1630s, "completely" (opposed, contrary, etc.); see diametric. Mostly in figurative use; the two points that mark the ends of a line of diameter across a circle are opposite one another.