Janus-faced

Janus-faced

[jey-nuhs-feyst]
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:
1675–85

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Janus-faced
 
adj
two-faced; hypocritical; deceitful

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