1. Quote - Listen to the quote and guess what the slang means.
“I was fed up with people being two-faced and phony.”
- Avril Lavigne, talking about her song “Complicated.”
1. Definition - Study the definition.
dishonest, fake, inconsistent, insincere, devious, false, untrustworthy
2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.
Someone who is “two-faced” behaves differently in different situations, in order to benefit him/herself. For example, if a person is very nice to you when you are with him, but then says mean things about you when you’re apart, he is “two-faced.” You can’t trust anything a two-faced person says or does, because none of it is sincere.
1. Examples - Hear some example sentences.
””Jeff is a two-faced liar! I hate him! He told me he loved me, and then he told all his friends that I was a loser.”“
””If you’re going to be two-faced I’m not going to be your friend anymore. You have to be honest with me if you want my friendship.”“
””There are a lot of two-faced people in the world. You have to be careful who you trust.”“
””I don’t mean to sound two-faced, but Mike is such a geek. I was hanging out with him last week and he was just acting so weird. I couldn’t stand to be around him.”“
1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.
If someone is two-faced, it means that this person is inconsistent in what he/she says and what is in his/her mind.
by Elaine (Taipei, Taiwan)
I think “two-faced” means double hearted, fake, insincere, devious.
by Kornelia (Bulgarian living in Seoul, South Korea)
It refers to the person who presents different impressions to others on the same subject.
by Formosa (Taiwan)
I think to be “two-faced” mean to pretend to be or to do what you are actually not or actually do not do that to someone else for your own advantage.
by Oui (Bangkok, Thailand)
I think ‘_two-faced_’ refers to people’s fake, assumed, affected, pretended expression or behaviour.
by Antonia (Lancaster, UK)
Here’s my answer of the word “two-faced”: it’s a person who’s not honest, says so many bad things to people about me, and in front of them he seems that he didn’t say anything.
by Farah (Mishref, Kuwait)
It’s used to describe people who alternate acting or behaving differently when the situation is different, which makes it hard for other people to know them.
by vedatgirgin (Istanbul, Turkey)
To be two-faced means to be hypocritical, to change your believes and in order to get what you want.
by Tanya (Russia)
Two-faced mean, double dealing, false. to the person who had double dealing with the same situation, example, I hate being with him, he has two faced, perfect with me and behind me he just telling everyone a very bad things about me,
by huda atari
I think it means the kind of person that you can’t trust, because he/she acts in diferent ways, depending on the situation.
by Ana Márcia (Brazil)
Well, I think a “two-faced“people is the kind to say in front of you that “loves” you and in your back that “hates” you. We are talking about somebody false, that treat you well without to like you at the same time that says something to you and the contrary to somebody else.
by Marcio (São Paulo, Brazil)
To say one thing to someone and the opposite to another.
Two-faced man who is dishonest and isn’t sincere, who does something but denys it!
Two-faced means : or it refers to the people who are not frank & honest with others, who have double faces or double character, who are fake & tricky.
by Desiderata (Faiha, Kuwait)
“Two-faced ” is used to describe people who have the different attitudes to different people.
by Nancy (Shenzhen, China)
I think two-faced is used to describe a person who is changeable, when in the face of some people, he says or behaves this way while in the face of others he says or behaves differently.
by cynthia liu
meaning: two-faced – it means someone doesn’t act the same as his/her mind.
by Tina Chen (Taipei,Taiwan)
“Two-faced“is such people .May , for example, is two-faced. One day , I quarrelled with John, and she was for me when John was absent, and when I was not here, however, she was for John and against me!
by hui shen
Being two-faced means being untruthful or dishonest
by Ivy (Malaysia)