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- adj. directly opposite
- adj. of or relating to a diameter; diametral
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of or pertaining to a diameter.
- adj. As remote as possible, as if at the opposite end of a diameter; directly adverse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Same as diametrical.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. related to or along a diameter
- adj. characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
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I would note that this specific theme is generally a matter which we have been discussing recently, and it is a very necessary subject to address indeed for wherever there are elements which would adopt principles which put them in diametric opposition, be it to the one or the other form of the Roman liturgy, to the Magisterium, to the Holy Father, or to the Church generally, or which would adopt a spirit of rupture and discontinuity over one of continuity and reform in continuity, this is assuredly not the right path and needs to be corrected.
As flubby notes, "Jesus Christ, what do you call the diametric opposite of trolling?
This message sits in diametric opposition to some who have been warning that Wahhabists and other foreign radicals are infiltrating American prisons for recruitment into international terrorist rings.
In short, he was nearly the diametric opposite of Belinda, which made the prospect of such a union even more amusing to me.
The City's response from Corporation Counsel Georges was unusual in its rapidity and in diametric contrast to its usual hard-line stance against protesters.
And to hear the diametric reactions between Muslim men and Muslim women, who have a completely different reason for and enjoying the film or being upset by the film.
"What is happening in aviation is the diametric opposite of what we expected in 1978," Mr. Oberstar said.
This is perhaps the diametric opposite of The Path.
Here is Amos Harel, writing on Haaretz. com: The situation in the international arena, though, is the diametric opposite.
This exhortation to "follow your passion" is everywhere, in diametric opposition to the five-year-plan ethos of those who are ironically most often the recipients of the advice.