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[duhb-uh l-nis]
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  1. the quality or condition of being double.
  2. deception or dissimulation.

Origin of doubleness

Middle English word dating back to 1325–75; see origin at double, -ness
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Examples from the Web for doubleness

Historical Examples

  • Just this doubleness is needed in the progressive economic life.

    Psychology and Social Sanity

    Hugo Mnsterberg

  • And it was the doubleness of her nature that caused her indecision.


    Edward Eggleston

  • Numenius, 14, also taught the Pythagorean "pair or doubleness."

  • The doubleness of Irony is one which attaches to a situation as a whole: iii.

  • Doubleness is sometimes connected with prolification, or the continued growth of the axis of the flower.