Ja·​nus-faced ˈjā-nəs-ˌfāst How to pronounce Janus-faced (audio)
: having two contrasting aspects
especially : duplicitous, two-faced

Word History

First Known Use

1682, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Janus-faced was in 1682


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“Janus-faced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Janus-faced. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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