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Janus-faced

[jey-nuh s-feyst] /ˈdʒeɪ nəsˌfeɪst/
adjective
1.
having two faces, one looking forward, one looking backward, as the Roman deity Janus.
2.
having two contrasting aspects, as the alternation of mood in a capricious person.
3.
two-faced; deceitful.
4.
aware of or concerned with polarities; seeing different and contrasting aspects:
a Janus-faced view of history.
5.
having or containing contrasting characteristics:
a Janus-faced policy.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85
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British Dictionary definitions for Janus-faced

Janus-faced

adjective
1.
two-faced; hypocritical; deceitful
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