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  • adv. Separated by a diameter, on exactly the opposite side. Frequently used in the phrase diametrically opposed meaning absolutely in opposition.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a diametrical manner; directly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a diametrical direction; directly; in an extreme degree.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. as from opposite ends of a diameter


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  • The gorgeousness is in the imagery not in the language; the words are weak while the sense, as in the classical Scandinavian books, is strong; and here the Arabic differs diametrically from the florid exuberance and turgid amplifications of the Persian story-teller, which sound so hollow and unreal by the side of a chaster model.

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  • But such a libertarianism would not be the libertarianism we know and would find most of what goes by the name diametrically opposed to its essential spirit and goals.

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  • The two statements quoted above contain diametrically opposite conceptions of this country, its future and its destiny.


  • This, I am afraid, sits uneasily with the party‚Äôs demand for a referendum on the EU Constitution and by facing in diametrically opposite directions on the two referenda opens the party to a charge of hypocrisy.

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  • CHURCH: No, I actually -- when I left "Wings," I chose -- I quit the show when my contract was up, but before the series had ended, and I chose to find something that was kind of diametrically opposed that character.

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  • On this question, the most secular and the most religious Americans have diametrically opposing views.

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