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  1. having two faces.
  2. deceitful or hypocritical.
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Origin of two-faced

First recorded in 1610–20
Related formstwo-fac·ed·ly [too-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-lee] /ˈtuˈfeɪ sɪd li, -ˈfeɪst li/, adverbtwo-fac·ed·ness, noun

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Related Words for two-faced

artful, crafty, cunning, deceptive, dishonest, double-dealing, foxy, fraudulent, hypocritical, insincere, knavish, lying, misleading, shifty, sly, sneaky, tricky, underhanded, untruthful, guileful

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British Dictionary definitions for two-faced


  1. deceitful; insincere; hypocritical
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Derived Formstwo-facedly (ˌtuːˈfeɪsɪdlɪ, -ˈfeɪst-), adverbtwo-facedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for two-faced


also two faced, "deceitful," 1610s.

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