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British Dictionary definitions for double-dyed

double-dyed

adjective
  1. confirmed; inveteratea double-dyed villain
  2. dyed twice
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Historical Examples

  • I don't care who he is, I say he is a double-dyed and most intolerable villain!'

    Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit

    Charles Dickens

  • "I'll expose you to-day, you—you double-dyed traitor," stammered Thacker.

  • There are fools, and there are double-dyed fools, and that man is the chief of them.

  • Now he shall be lashed from the door, the double-dyed scoundrel!

    Little Nobody

    Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller

  • His case looks black now—I'll make it of a double-dyed darkness.