Definition of Double-tongued

1. Adjective. Marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another. "A double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"




Definition of Double-tongued

1. Adjective. (idiomatic) Saying one thing to one person and something different to another; double talking; deceitful in speech. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Double-tongued

double-rippers
double-shock sound
double-shot
double-sided
double-six
double-space
double-spaced
double-spacing
double-strand break
double-stranded
double-stranded complimentary DNA
double-struck
double-talk
double-team
double-time
double-tongued (current term)
double-tonguing
double-track
double-trouble
double-u
double-ues
double-voided specimen
double-whammies
double-whammy
double-wide
double-wides
double A-side
double Gloucester
double S

Literary usage of Double-tongued

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1. Reminiscences Chiefly of Towns, Villages and Schools: Chiefly of Towns by Thomas Mozley (1885)
"But it is my deep conviction that it has to be made, and that in no trifling or dissembling mood. CHAPTER CXXIV. THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND double-tongued. ..."

2. Lives of Illustrious and Distinguished Irishmen: From the Earliest Times to by James Wills (1841)
"... might be secured: with this view he sent over his double-tongued embassy to Paris. On this occasion Mountjoy was sent over with Rice, and on his arrival ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule (1891)
"... dishonorable, double- tongued, double-faced, false-hearted. 3. Un veracious* mendacious, lying, untrust- worthy, unreliable, truthless, untruthful. ..."

4. Colonial Dames and Good Wives by Alice Morse Earle (1895)
"double-tongued AND NAUGHTY WOMEN." T AM much impressed in reading the court -•- records of those early days, to note the vast care taken in all the colonies ..."

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