1. [ adjective ] having a pair of equal and opposite charges
Related terms: charged
2. [ adjective ] characterized by opposite extremes; completely opposed
Synonyms: opposite diametrical diametric

"in diametric contradiction to his claims" "diametrical (or opposite) points of view" "opposite meanings" "extreme and indefensible polar positions"

Related terms: different
3. [ adjective ] of or existing at or near a geographical pole or within the Arctic or Antarctic Circles

"polar regions"

Related terms: equatorial arctic north-polar south-polar nontropical antarctic circumpolar
4. [ adjective ] extremely cold
Synonyms: icy frigid freezing glacial gelid arctic

"an arctic climate" "let's get inside I'm freezing" "a frigid day" "gelid waters of the North Atlantic" "glacial winds" "icy hands" "polar weather"

Related terms: cold
5. [ adjective ] located at or near or coming from the earth's poles

"polar diameter" "polar zone" "a polar air mass" "Antarctica is the only polar continent"

Related terms: pole
6. [ adjective ] being of crucial importance
Synonyms: pivotal

"a pivotal event" "Its pivotal location has also exposed it to periodic invasions"- Henry Kissinger "the polar events of this study" "a polar principal"

Related terms: crucial
Similar spelling:   pooler