- 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.
Origin of double-faced
First recorded in 1565–75
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Examples from the Web for double-faced
He's a double-faced swab, and a thundering hypocrite as well.Tessa
Notwithstanding, they are often cheated and ill-used by these double-faced dealers.The White Chief
Obviously it was not lack of skill that produced the double-faced phrases.The Daughters of Danaus
And this double-faced proceeding is his bid for the Presidency.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume XI (of 20)
We have suspected for some time that he was a double-faced fellow.
- (of textiles) having a finished nap on each side; reversible
- insincere or deceitful
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