double-faced double-faced

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. The framework is attached to the scalp with two strips of strong double-faced tape.
  2. It was a benefit to blindnessa process by which a full-length novel can be recorded on six double-faced, twelve-inch phonograph records.
  3. The double-faced clocks, which inexorably mark the time limits for tournament chess players, ticked off the carefully allotted seconds at Havana's Capablanca Chess Club.

News

  • Outfit of the Week: Sporty With a Hint of Silver

    One bold way to dress for summer is with a mix of sporty details like utility buckles, asymmetric zippers, and big stripes. That's why we love Ostwald Helgason's bright-blue striped double-faced top: The color gradient on silk feels just as sharp as it does athletic. Pair it with an easy ... More »
    on April 22, 2014     Source: New York Magazine

Quotes

  1. "My decisions have always been made in order to achieve a mission. In the early seventies, I temporarily joined UPC because it could help people and, secondly, because Milton Obote was pretending to be Pan-Africanist but was double-faced. That is...
    on Apr 13, 2006 By: Yoweri Museveni Source: New Vision

  2. The Anglo-Dutch scholar Ian Buruma notes: "Tariq Ramadan, Muslim, scholar, activist, Swiss citizen, resident of Britain, active on several continents, is a hard man to pin down. People call him 'slippery,' double-faced,' 'dangerous,' but also...
    on Jun 12, 2010 By: Ian Buruma Source: Eurasia Review

  3. Their accomplishments, Koestler says, were made in a spirit of defiance, opposing the mainstream of science, which was rarely "scientific": science "emerges in the shape of Janus, the double-faced god, guardian of doors and gates: the face in front...
    on Jun 24, 2010 By: Arthur Koestler Source: Boston Review

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