- deceitful; hypocritical.
Origin of double-tongued
1350–1400; Middle English dowble tungid
- to interrupt the wind flow by moving the tongue as if pronouncing t and k alternately, especially in playing rapid passages or staccato notes on a brass instrument.
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Examples from the Web for double-tongued
This double-tongued talker is not unfrequently met with in public meetings.Talkers
Margaret said she thought she was weeping because they were so double-tongued with her.The Cloister and the Hearth
Who art thou, false, double-tongued betrayer, That wouldst frighten and perplex me?The Life of Friedrich Schiller
Silly credulity may take this as a proof how much evil a double-tongued man may often contrive.The Fables of Phdrus
It was a contest in which Leicester revelled—simplicity and single-mindedness against the multifarious and double-tongued.A Ladder of Swords
- deceitful or hypocritical in speech
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