diametric diametric


  1. (adj) related to or along a diameter
  2. (adj) characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed


  1. The policy response from the Fed and Congress was pretty much the diametric opposite of that of the early 1930s, so the hope is that things will turn out better this time.
  2. He was a very unlikely politician for the Republican Party, the diametric opposite of Dick Cheney.
  3. In South Viet Nam, it is the diametric opposite.


  1. "He was one tough bird," Allan Gotlieb, former Canadian ambassador to the United States, told the Globe. "He was extremely direct and totally unfearful of the consequences of his comments. He was the diametric opposite of the namby-pamby...
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: Allan Gotlieb Source: 940 News

  2. The speaker of the Italian senate, Marcello Pera, who has launched a movement for the defence of Europe's Christian values, said the suggestion was "the diametric opposite of any kind of attempt at integration".
    on Mar 10, 2006 By: Marcello Pera Source: guardian.co.uk

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