diametrically opposite

Definition of diametrically opposite

:completely different
  • They grew up in diametrically opposite environments.

Word by Word Definitions

diametric play diametrically
  1. : of, relating to, or constituting a straight line segment passing through the center of a figure or body : located at the diameter (see diameter 1)

  2. : completely opposed : being at opposite extremes

opposite play
  1. : set over against something that is at the other end or side of an intervening (see intervene 4) line or space

  2. : situated in pairs on an axis (see axis 3) with each member being separated from the other by half the circumference (see circumference 2) of the axis — compare alternate

  3. : occupying an opposing and often antagonistic position

  1. : something that is opposed to some other often specified thing

  2. : antonym

  3. : additive inverse

  1. : on or to an opposite side

  1. : across from and usually facing or on the same level with

  2. : in a role complementary to


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