Definition of 'double-edged'
Example sentences containing 'double-edged'
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The explanation comes in the double-edged nature of the regulatory regime itself. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The double-edged nature of gas also induced uncertainty. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He recognises the double-edged effect of fatherhood. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was a double-edged compliment. Paul VI - The First Modern Pope (1993)
Translations for 'double-edged'
British English: double-edged ADJECTIVE
If you say that a comment is double-edged, you mean that it has two meanings, so that you are not sure whether the person who said it is being critical or is giving praise.
Even his praise is double-edged.
Definition of double-edged from the Collins English Dictionary
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