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Janus-faced   /dʒˈeɪnəs-feɪst/   Listen
Janus-faced

adjective
1.
Having or concerned with polarities or contrasts.  "A Janus-faced policy"
2.
Marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another.  Synonyms: ambidextrous, deceitful, double-dealing, double-faced, double-tongued, duplicitous, two-faced.  "A double-dealing double agent" , "A double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"
3.
Having two faces--one looking to the future and one to the past.  Synonym: two-faced.






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