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  1. deceitful; insincere; hypocritical

Derived Forms

two-facedly  (ˌtuːˈfeɪsɪdlɪ ; -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'

The receptionist was a president lookalike with his safari suit and two-faced welcome.
Dexter Petley WHITE LIES (2003)
He did have it off with that girl, the two-faced cheating hound.
Stewart, Michael Compulsion


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