double-tongued


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double-tongued

Duplicitous, hypocritical, or deceitful, especially in speech; claiming one set of beliefs or intentions but acting according to another. The double-tongued insurance salesmen promised them that the new plan would reduce their premiums and costs significantly, knowing all the while that hidden charges and fees would make the plan more expensive overall.
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(ff, abandonatamente) The callous heartless heedless reckless cheerless shameless ape, The ruthless clueless senseless restraintless compassionless merciless ape, The taking-it-all-for-me self-absorbed always-playing-the-victim innocence-claiming never-reflecting sanctimonious double-tongued ape:
They are Double-Tongued Dictionary (http://doubletongued.org), Wordlustitude (www.wordlust.blogspot.com), Language Log (http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog), Word Spy (www.wordspy.com/index.asp), and Wordie (http://wordie.org).
But Mizuho Fukushima, leader of the opposition Social Democratic Party, slammed Abe for sending what she called ''double-tongued'' messages favoring China as well as domestic Yasukuni supporters.
Cardiffians, she writes in When I Grow Up, 'were ambiguous, equivocal, double-tongued.....
However, if you still have room in your in-box, Grant Barrett, the project editor for the Historical Dictionary of American Slang, has started a new site for the words he comes across in his off-hours, "Double-Tongued Word Wrester," at doubletongued.org, where you can sign up for another daily email.
Jean Tournay's contribution, "The double orientation in harpsichord building in the Low Countries in the eighteenth century', sums up his previously published detailed studies of the works of Albertus Delin and Johann Daniel Dulcken, adding a coda devoted to the latter's disciple, Johannes Petrus Bull, the inventor of the double-tongued harpsichord jack.