Can someone clarify the usage of these two words? I find there is a redundancy when both words are used together, but it seems to be common usage.
If I say: “My views are diametrical to John’s. “ it would mean that my views are completely opposed to his. Therefore, I would think the addition of opposed to be superfluous.
The AHD defines diametrical as: “Exactly opposite; contrary.” So why does everyone say: “ My views are diametrically opposed to John’s.”?