double-tongued


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dou·ble-tongue

(dŭb′əl-tŭng′)
intr.v. dou·ble-tongued, dou·ble-tongu·ing, dou·ble-tongues
To play a rapidly repeated series of notes on a wind instrument by placing the tongue alternately between the positions for t and k.

trip·le-tongue

(trĭp′əl-tŭng′)
intr.v. dou·ble-tongued, dou·ble-tongu·ing, dou·ble-tongues
To play a rapidly repeated series of notes on a wind instrument by sequentially placing the tongue in the positions for t, t, and k.

double-tongued

adj
deceitful or hypocritical in speech
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.double-tongued - marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of anotherdouble-tongued - marked by deliberate deceptiveness especially by pretending one set of feelings and acting under the influence of another; "she was a deceitful scheming little thing"- Israel Zangwill; "a double-dealing double agent"; "a double-faced infernal traitor and schemer"- W.M.Thackeray
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
References in classic literature ?
But Hermes was angry because he was double-tongued, and struck him with his staff and changed him into a rock.
In conclusion, I want to say if you are satisfied with decades of double-tongued, two-faced, lying, do-nothing politicians, that is your choice.
Would that somebody tell him that there is social slur of ' Nagallah' (double-tongued) in Punjabi for a person who shifts his positions without any moral qualms.