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Definition of "double-faced" [dou•ble-faced]

  • Having two faces or aspects. (adjective)
  • Usable on both sides: double-faced fabric. (adjective)
  • Duplicitous; hypocritical. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "double-faced" in a sentence
  • "He wreaks His vengeance through them against whomsoever He wishes among His slaves It is unthinkable that those who are double-faced among them should prosper over the faithful."
  • "From double-faced wool jackets to silk trousers and waist-cut coats, I love the simple, the beautiful and the quiet refinement that only a caliber of clothing can bring."
  • "He summarizes an official document he saw that proposed China adopt a "double-faced" strategy for dealing with the Vatican: "Little by little" the government would "attract" the bishops to their side, Cardinal Zen says."