Definition of two-facedness in English:



  • [mass noun] Insincerity and deceitfulness.

    ‘the complete two-facedness of party members will land them in trouble’
    • ‘Her two-facedness is one of the major plotlines running through the series, so much so that it often overshadows whatever story they're involved with.’
    • ‘The two-facedness regarding the growth of science-based industries continues to perplex simple folk like me.’
    • ‘This sort of two-facedness extends throughout the film.’
    • ‘I don't like it when people are duped by some obvious two-facedness.’
    • ‘With dexterous fingers, and uncanny two-facedness, he had secured my vote.’
    • ‘The cardinal sin was insincerity, two-facedness, of appearing to be one thing while actually being another.’
    • ‘Instead, there has been a national shrugging of the shoulders, a stoicism in the face of this rather shabby two-facedness that would have delighted their philosophical forebears.’
    treachery, duplicity, deceit, perfidiousness, deceitfulness, disloyalty, infidelity, faithlessness, unfaithfulness, betrayal, treason, falseness, falsity, double-dealing, dishonesty, two-facedness, untrustworthiness, breach of trust
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