Definition of double-faced in English:


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Pronunciation: /dʌb(ə)lˈfeɪst


  • 1Having two faces: a double-faced clock
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    • The double-faced clock is mounted on the front of the old fire station on Victoria Road, next to the town's bus station.
    • If we were really lucky we got to go in through the rotating doors under the Selfridges double-faced clock.
    • 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.
  • 1.1(Of a fabric or material) finished on both sides so that either may be used as the right side.
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    • Coach's iconic double-faced cotton twill fabric, contrasting with the fun fashion colours in the interiors of the bags, is complete with a chunky Soho buckle.
    • Fabrics include gold embroidered saris and double-faced cloths with tiny mirrors sewn into the fabric.
    • It is made from a double-faced fabric so it can be worn next to the skin and contains 50 per cent extrafine Merino wool fibre.
  • 2Tending to say one thing and do another; deceitful: were you double-faced—did you betray them?
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    • Avoid being double-faced in any area of life, as you don't gain from it.
    • Avoid being political or double-faced in any area of life.
    • No one can get away with such a double-faced game.

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