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1. Having two cutting edges: a double-edged blade.
a. Effective or capable of being interpreted in two ways: double-edged praise.
b. Having a dual purpose: combat troops with a double-edged mission.
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1. acting in two ways; having a dual effect: a double-edged law.
2. (of a remark, argument, etc) having two possible interpretations, esp applicable both for and against or being really malicious though apparently innocuous
3. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (of a sword, knife, etc) having a cutting edge on either side of the blade
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1. having two cutting edges, as an ax.
2. capable of acting in two ways or having opposite effects or interpretations: a double-edged remark.
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|Adj.||1.||double-edged - capable of being interpreted in two usually contradictory ways; "double-edged praise"|
ambiguous - having more than one possible meaning; "ambiguous words"; "frustrated by ambiguous instructions, the parents were unable to assemble the toy"
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double-edged[ˈdʌblˈedʒd] ADJ [remark] → con segundas
it's a double-edged sword → es un arma de doble filo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
double-edged[ˌdʌblˈɛdʒd] adj (remark) → a doppio taglio
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995