from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Having two faces or aspects.
  • adjective Usable on both sides.
  • adjective Duplicitous; hypocritical.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having two faces or aspects: as, the double-faced god Janus.
  • Having both surfaces finished, so that either may be used as the right side: as, a double-faced cloth, shawl, or other fabric.
  • Deceitful; hypocritical; practising duplicity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Having two faces designed for use.
  • adjective Deceitful; hypocritical; treacherous.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Having two functional faces.
  • adjective deceitful; hypocritical; treacherous

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective (of fabrics) having faces on both sides
  • adjective marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another


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