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What is a word that could define someone who's good at showing superficial kindness and friendliness towards others but speaks ill of them or gossips about them behind their back ?

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Double-faced: is a common term used to refer the behaviour you describe: (from TFD)

  • hypocritical; deceitful; two-faced.
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    Definitely two-faced, but I've never encountered double-faced except when dealing with tape! – Jim Nov 3 '14 at 7:08
  • Umm, in my culture, "Double-faced" maybe not a good word to describe a people. – diverger Nov 3 '14 at 7:30

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