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  1. deceitful; insincere; hypocritical

Derived Forms

two-facedly (ˌtuːˈfeɪsɪdlɪ Pronunciation for two-facedly ; -ˈfeɪst-)  adverb
ˌtwo-ˈfacedness noun


View thesaurus entry
= hypocritical, false, deceiving, treacherous, deceitful, untrustworthy, insincere, double-dealing, duplicitous, dissembling, perfidious, Janus-faced,

Translations for 'two-faced'

  • British English: two-faced If you describe someone as two-faced, you are critical of them because they say they do or believe one thing when their behaviour or words show that they do not do it or do not believe it. ADJECTIVEHe had been devious and two-faced.
  • Brazilian Portuguese: falso
  • Chinese: 两面派的两兩面派的
  • European Spanish: falso falsa
  • French: hypocrite
  • German: scheinheilig
  • Italian: falso falsa
  • Japanese: 裏表がある
  • Korean: 두 얼굴의
  • Portuguese: falso falsa
  • Spanish: falso falsa

Example Sentences Including 'two-faced'

"But she's more along the lines of being two-faced with people.
Globe and Mail (2003)
A liar in Perugia is said to be like the two-faced St Ercolano.
Jepson, Tim Umbria - the green heart of Italy
He did have it off with that girl, the two-faced cheating hound.
Stewart, Michael Compulsion
Its problems are two-faced : lack of resources and declining quality.
India Today (1997)
The receptionist was a president lookalike with his safari suit and two-faced welcome.
Dexter Petley WHITE LIES (2003)
The second outrage is that making the car racing stand a permanent two-faced structure, catering to cars on the east and horses on the west.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)


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