diametrically opposite


: completely different
They grew up in diametrically opposite environments.

Examples of diametrically opposite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The divisions were reflected in opinion polls, which showed that Americans held diametrically opposite views of whether Trump should face criminal charges for his role in the attack on the Capitol. Sarah Ellison and Greg Jaffe, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Aug. 2023 Recall that the swimmer was diametrically opposite the bear at point T before starting on his straight-line dash. Quanta Magazine, 25 Aug. 2021 Much can be learned from two countries worlds apart facing diametrically opposite realities: China and Nigeria. National Geographic, 21 Mar. 2023 Much like the film, Ishibashi’s soundtrack is diametrically opposite to the prevailing cinematic trends in Japan. Washington Post, 25 Mar. 2022 The treatment that combustion engine automakers get from equity markets is, by comparison, diametrically opposite, as their cars are seen to lack the pricing power and word-of-mouth buzz of their EV counterparts, forcing their parent companies to spend heavily on advertising costs. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2022 After getting run over by the New England Patriots in Week 13, the Bills looked determined to win in a diametrically opposite manner. Nate Davis, USA TODAY, 13 Dec. 2021 Simply put, their worldview is diametrically opposite to those of western democracies. Nic Robertson and Tim Lister, CNN, 14 Oct. 2021 How can the swimmer apply the squirrel strategy (keeping in a direction diametrically opposite to the bear) to get into the best position to escape? Quanta Magazine, 25 Aug. 2021 See More

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“Diametrically opposite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diametrically%20opposite. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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