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two-faced

[too-feyst] /ˈtuˌfeɪst/
adjective
1.
having two faces.
2.
deceitful or hypocritical.
Compare Janus-faced.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20
Related forms
two-facedly
[too-fey-sid-lee, -feyst-lee] /ˈtuˈfeɪ sɪd li, -ˈfeɪst li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
two-facedness, noun
Synonyms
2. treacherous, devious, dishonest, false.
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  • Sarcasm has a two-faced quality: it's both funny and mean.
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British Dictionary definitions for two-faced

two-faced

adjective
1.
deceitful; insincere; hypocritical
Derived Forms
two-facedly (ˌtuːˈfeɪsɪdlɪ; -ˈfeɪst-) adverb
two-facedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for two-faced
adj.

also two faced, "deceitful," 1610s.

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