- having two faces.
- deceitful or hypocritical.
Origin of two-faced
First recorded in 1610–20
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2. treacherous, devious, dishonest, false.
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Examples from the Web for two-faced
He argues that the Islamists are two-faced and engage in doublespeak.Tunisia’s Dark Turn
March 17, 2013
But now let the interpretation of the two-faced image be produced.The City of God, Volume I
This one was a mere fortune hunter; a two-faced one, at that.The Million Dollar Mystery
If accused of this failing she would not have admitted that she was two-faced.Brenda, Her School and Her Club
Helen Leah Reed
I remember that you said that Israel Stumpf seemed to be two-faced.The Corner House Girls on Palm Island
Grace Brooks Hill
The Storri vanity owned an appetite for two-faced triumphs of that feather.The President
Alfred Henry Lewis
- deceitful; insincere; hypocritical
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Word Origin and History for two-faced
also two faced, "deceitful," 1610s.
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