diametrically


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di·a·met·ri·cal

 (dī′ə-mĕt′rĭ-kəl) also di·a·met·ric (-rĭk)
adj.
1. Of, relating to, or along a diameter.
2. Exactly opposite; contrary.

di′a·met′ri·cal·ly adv.

diametrically

(ˌdaɪəˈmɛtrɪkəlɪ)
adv
completely; utterly (esp in the phrase diametrically opposed)
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Adv.1.diametrically - as from opposite ends of a diameter; "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 approximately 120 feet apart and the fourth diametrically opposite to one of the three"

diametrically

adverb completely, totally, entirely, absolutely, utterly They came to conclusions diametrically opposed to ours.
Translations

diametrically

[ˌdaɪəˈmetrɪkəlɪ] ADV diametrically opposeddiametralmente opuesto (to a)

diametrically

[ˌdaɪəˈmɛtrɪkəli] adv
diametrically opposed (= completely different) → diamétralement opposé(e)

diametrically

adv diametrically opposed (to something) (→ einer Sache dat) → völlig or diametral (geh)entgegengesetzt; their views are diametrically opposedsie haben völlig entgegengesetzte Ansichten

diametrically

[ˌdaɪəˈmɛtrɪklɪ] adv diametrically opposed (to)diametralmente opposto/a (a)
References in classic literature ?
It is curious to observe, that in every state of society, some sort of ghostly consolation is provided for the members of the community, though assembled for purposes diametrically opposite to religion.
What has been already said will almost of itself sufficiently show how an oligarchy ought to be founded; for he who would frame such a state should have in his view a democracy to oppose it; for every species of oligarchy should be founded on principles diametrically opposite to some species of democracy.
This gentleman and Mr Thwackum scarce ever met without a disputation; for their tenets were indeed diametrically opposite to each other.
I think that all this indirectly proceeds from the helpless perplexity of volition, in which their divided and diametrically opposite powers of vision must involve them.
Paul and the Doctor were diametrically opposed to each other in opinion; the former declaring for an immediate appeal to arms, and the latter was warmly espousing the policy of pacific measures.
Then he remembered the underwriters and the owners, the two masters a captain must serve, either of which could and would break him and whose interests were diametrically opposed.
Presently I heard an animal wailing again, and taking it to be the puma, I turned about and walked in a direction diametrically opposite to the sound.
Don't think to pose me with short questions; your case and mine are diametrically different, and it is nonsense attempting to draw a parallel.
While they were thus situated, the dwarf, who had followed noiselessly at their heels, inciting them to keep up the commotion, took hold of their own chain at the intersection of the two portions which crossed the circle diametrically and at right angles.
Now it had been her custom to launch out into fervent admiration of what she called my 'beaute male:' wherein she differed diametrically from you, who told me point-blank, at the second interview, that you did not think me handsome.
True," replied the marquise, without wincing in the slightest degree at the tragic remembrance thus called up; "but bear in mind, if you please, that our respective parents underwent persecution and proscription from diametrically opposite principles; in proof of which I may remark, that while my family remained among the stanchest adherents of the exiled princes, your father lost no time in joining the new government; and that while the Citizen Noirtier was a Girondin, the Count Noirtier became a senator.
Rouncewell, our views of duty, and our views of station, and our views of education, and our views of--in short, ALL our views--are so diametrically opposed, that to prolong this discussion must be repellent to your feelings and repellent to my own.