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Double-faced   /dˈəbəl-feɪst/   Listen

(of fabrics) having faces on both sides.
Marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another.  Synonyms: ambidextrous, deceitful, double-dealing, double-tongued, duplicitous, Janus-faced, two-faced.  "A double-dealing double agent" , "A double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"

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"Double-faced" Quotes from Famous Books

... imagination of the crimson frown of Emma [199] (Yama), Judge of the dead,—or the vision of that weird Mirror which reflected, to every spirit the misdeeds of its life in the body,—or the monstrous fancy of that double-faced Head before the judgment seat, representing the visage of the woman Mirume, whose eyes behold all secret sin; and the vision of the man Kaguhana, who smells all odours of evil-doing.... Parental affection must have been deeply touched by the painted legend of the world of children's ghosts,—the ...
— Japan: An Attempt at Interpretation • Lafcadio Hearn

... "The double-faced fellow has his eye upon me," muttered Robin, with an indefinite but an uncomfortable idea that he was himself to bear ...
— The Snow Image • Nathaniel Hawthorne

Words linked to "Double-faced" :   two-sided, reversible, dishonest, dishonorable

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