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double-faced


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Double-faced  \Dou"ble-faced`\,  a. 
  1.  Having  two  faces  designed  for  use  as  a  double-faced 
  hammer. 
 
  2.  Deceitful;  hypocritical;  treacherous.  --Milton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  double-faced 
  adj  1:  (of  fabrics)  having  faces  on  both  sides;  "damask  is  a 
  double-faced  fabric" 
  2:  marked  by  deliberate  deceptiveness  especially  by  pretending 
  one  set  of  feelings  and  acting  under  the  influence  of 
  another;  "she  was  a  deceitful  scheming  little  thing"- 
  Israel  Zangwill;  "a  double-dealing  double  agent";  "a 
  double-faced  infernal  traitor  and  schemer"-  W.M.Thackeray 
  [syn:  {ambidextrous},  {deceitful},  {double-dealing},  {duplicitous}, 
  {Janus-faced},  {two-faced},  {double-tongued}] 




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