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Definition 1: having or concerned with polarities or contrasts - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where janus-faced or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a Janus-faced view of history
  • a Janus-faced policy

(janus-faced is similar to ...) having two poles

Definition 2: marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where janus-faced or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was a deceitful scheming little thing
  • a double-dealing double agent
  • a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer

Synonyms for janus-faced in the sense of this definition

(janus-faced is similar to ...) deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

Definition 3: having two faces--one looking to the future and one to the past - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where janus-faced or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Janus the two-faced god

Synonyms for janus-faced in the sense of this definition

(janus-faced is similar to ...) having a face or facing especially of a specified kind or number; often used in combination

"a neatly faced terrace"

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