double-faced double-faced


  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


  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.


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  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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affectation affectation
/ˌæ fɛk ˈteɪ ʃən /