Double-tongued Dou"ble-tongued`, a. Making contrary declarations on the same subject; deceitful.

Syn: deceitful, double-faced, hypocritical, Janus-faced, two-faced. [1913 Webster]

Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued. --1 Tim. iii. 8. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • double-tongued — [dub′əltuŋd΄] adj. deceitful …   English World dictionary

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  • double-tongued — adjective Saying one thing to one person and something different to another; double talking; deceitful in speech …   Wiktionary

  • double-tongued — /dub euhl tungd /, adj. deceitful; hypocritical. [1350 1400; ME dowble tungid] * * * …   Universalium

  • double tongued — two faced; hypocrite; disloyal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • double-tongued — /ˈdʌbəl tʌŋd/ (say dubuhl tungd) adjective deceitful …   Australian English dictionary

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  • double-tongue — [dub′əltuŋ΄] vi. double tongued, double tonguing to alternate quickly and regularly the use of the tip and base of the tongue in playing a flute, trumpet, etc. to facilitate rapid articulation …   English World dictionary

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