Part of speech: adverb

In the manner of a diameter. 2 Irreconcilably.

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Usage examples "diametrically":

  1. In a word, all things had turned out diametrically opposite to what had been anticipated; and it appeared that, instead of a trifling affair more likely to fill our pockets than to add to our renown, we had embarked in an undertaking which presented difficulties not to be surmounted without patience and determination. - "The Campaigns of the British Army at Washington and New Orleans 1814-1815", G. R. Gleig.
  2. These holes are provided with two diametrically opposite notches or slots so as to form cutting edges. - "Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II", Joshua Rose.
  3. Prue unconsciously exasperated Sylvia, Sylvia unconsciously shocked Prue, and they hitched along together each trying to do well and each taking diametrically opposite measures to effect her purpose. - "Moods", Louisa May Alcott.