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TWO-FACED

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does two-faced mean? 

TWO-FACED (adjective)
  The adjective TWO-FACED has 2 senses:

1. marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another
2. having two faces--one looking to the future and one to the past

  Familiarity information: TWO-FACED used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


TWO-FACED (adjective)


Sense 1two-faced [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another

Synonyms:

duplicitous; double-tongued; two-faced; double-dealing; deceitful; ambidextrous; Janus-faced; double-faced

Context examples:

she was a deceitful scheming little thing / a double-dealing double agent / a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer

Similar:

dishonest; dishonorable (deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive)


Sense 2two-faced [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having two faces--one looking to the future and one to the past

Synonyms:

two-faced; Janus-faced

Context example:

Janus the two-faced god

Similar:

faced (having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination)


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