Diametrically
Diametrically Di*am"e*tric*al*ly, adv. In a diametrical manner; directly; as, diametrically opposite. [1913 Webster]

Whose principles were diametrically opposed to his. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]


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  • diametrically — 1630s, completely (opposed, contrary, etc.); see DIAMETRIC (Cf. diametric). Mostly in figurative use; the two points that mark the ends of a line of diameter across a circle are opposite one another …   Etymology dictionary

  • diametrically — [[t]da͟ɪ͟əme̱trɪkli[/t]] ADV: ADV adj (emphasis) If you say that two things are diametrically opposed, you are emphasizing that they are completely different from each other. They came to conclusions diametrically opposed to ours... The economic… …   English dictionary

  • diametrically — di|a|met|ri|cally [ˌdaıəˈmetrıkli] adv diametrically opposed/opposite completely different and opposite ▪ The two ideas are diametrically opposed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • diametrically — adverb diametrically opposed/opposite completely different and opposite: The two ideas are diametrically opposed …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • diametrically — UK [ˌdaɪəˈmetrɪklɪ] / US adverb diametrically opposed/opposite completely different from each other diametrically opposed points of view …   English dictionary

  • diametrically — /daɪəˈmɛtrɪkli/ (say duyuh metriklee) adverb 1. in a diametric manner. –phrase 2. diametrically opposed, completely opposite: *while Lucinda s tears were produced by diametrically opposed emotions, Oscar s were all in one direction and had their… …   Australian English dictionary

  • diametrically — adverb as from opposite ends of a diameter (Freq. 1) when two honest witnesses give accounts of the same event that differ diametrically, how can anyone prove that the evidence you gave was deliberately false? three of these brushes were… …   Useful english dictionary

  • diametrically — adverb /ˈdaɪ.æ.mɛt.ɹɪk.li,ˈdaɪ.ə.mɛt.ɹɪk.li/ Separated by a diameter, on exactly the opposite side. Frequently used in the phrase diametrically opposed meaning absolutely in opposition …   Wiktionary

  • diametrically — adv. Diametrically is used with these adjectives: ↑opposed …   Collocations dictionary

  • diametrically — di|a|met|ri|cal|ly [ ,daıə metrıkli ] adverb diametrically opposed/opposite completely different from each other …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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