Doubleness
Doubleness Dou"ble*ness, n. 1. The state of being double or doubled. [1913 Webster]

2. Duplicity; insincerity. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • doubleness — double ► ADJECTIVE 1) consisting of two equal, identical, or similar parts or things. 2) having twice the usual size, quantity, or strength: a double brandy. 3) designed to be used by two people. 4) having two different roles or interpretations:… …   English terms dictionary

  • doubleness — noun see double I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • doubleness — /dub euhl nis/, n. 1. the quality or condition of being double. 2. deception or dissimulation. [1325 75; ME; see DOUBLE, NESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • doubleness — noun a) The state of being double or doubled. b) Duplicity; insincerity …   Wiktionary

  • doubleness — dou·ble·ness || dÊŒblnɪs n. duality, twofold nature, quality of being a pair; deceit, deception …   English contemporary dictionary

  • doubleness — dou·ble·ness …   English syllables

  • doubleness — /ˈdʌbəlnəs/ (say dubuhlnuhs) noun 1. the quality or condition of being double. 2. deception or dissimulation …   Australian English dictionary

  • doubleness — noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English doublenesse, from double (I) + nesse ness : the quality or state of being double or doubled …   Useful english dictionary

  • double — doubleness, n. doubler, n. /dub euhl/, adj., n., v., doubled, doubling, adv. adj. 1. twice as large, heavy, strong, etc.; twofold in size, amount, number, extent, etc.: a double portion; a new house double the size of the old one. 2. composed of… …   Universalium

  • duplicities — duplicity du*plic i*ty, n.; pl. {duplicities}. [F. duplicit[ e], L. duplicitas, fr. duplex double. See {Duplex}.] 1. Doubleness; a twofold state. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Do not affect duplicities nor triplicities, nor any certain number of parts …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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