double-faced

[ duhb-uh l-feyst ]
/ ˈdʌb əlˈfeɪst /

adjective

practicing duplicity; hypocritical.
having two faces or aspects.
having two usable sides, especially two sides designed to be used in the same manner: double-faced adhesive tape.

Nearby words

  1. double-dyed,
  2. double-edged,
  3. double-ended,
  4. double-ended bolt,
  5. double-entendre,
  6. double-figure,
  7. double-flap amputation,
  8. double-glazed,
  9. double-header,
  10. double-helical gear

Origin of double-faced

First recorded in 1565–75

Related formsdou·ble-fac·ed·ly [duhb-uh l-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-] /ˈdʌb əlˈfeɪ sɪd li, -ˈfeɪst-/, adverbdou·ble-fac·ed·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for double-faced

double-faced

adjective

(of textiles) having a finished nap on each side; reversible
insincere or deceitful
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