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Meaning of JANUS-FACED

Pronunciation:  'jeynus `feyst

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  having two faces--one looking to the future and one to the past; "Janus the two-faced god"
  2. [adj]  marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another; "she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill; "a double-dealing double agent"; "a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray
  3. [adj]  having or concerned with polarities or contrasts; "a Janus-faced view of history"; "a Janus-faced policy"
 

JANUS-FACED is a 11 letter word that starts with J.

 

 Synonyms: ambidextrous, bipolar, deceitful, dishonest, dishonorable, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, faced, two-faced
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ja"nus-faced`\, a.
Double-faced; deceitful.

{Janus-faced lock}, one having duplicate faces so as to go
   upon a right or a left hand door, the key entering on
   either side indifferently. --Knight.

 

 

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