polar opposite

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that which is conspicuously different in most important respects.

See also: Opposite

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On the contrary, party chiefs' ridicule of and allegations against each other reveal their revulsion of each other a trait that is the polar opposite to what a true leader is supposed to possess.
It could be polar opposite, depending on your mood today.
Brad Cooke was sent off for the home team, but the second half was the polar opposite.
In this week's edition, Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin are off to Chelmsford in Essex, where newlyweds Mandy and Adie's polar opposite shopping styles are causing problems.
The couple are polar opposite when it comes to shopping styles and it is causing problems at home.
For the polar opposite of Isabelle, look no further than whoever scrawled slogans of hate on a new Sikh temple.
The former Liverpool manager appears to be the polar opposite of the type of candidate Lee Charnley, the club's chief executive, is looking for.
We, as Blues fans, are tired of being angry so we want this to be the polar opposite.
The Lowland is centered around two brothers born just fifteen months apart, who in the 1960s are drawn to polar opposite movements.
These devices are the polar opposite of conventional electronics whose integrated circuits are designed for long-term physical and electronic stability," said Fiorenzo Omenetto, professor of biomedical engineering at Tulls School of Engineering.
Am and Miriam Margolyes being the sort of polar opposite double act that created amazing screen chemistry.
We expect the show to keep going, but imagine that, behind the scenes, Ryan Seacrest and others are doing all they can to avoid becoming the polar opposite of a star: a has-been.