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adjective as in backhanded

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Thanksgiving may be about family, but that comes with an intimidating collection of double-edged swords.

But this public awareness of ED has been a double-edged sword.

As a tool of social activism, plague functions as a double-edged sword.

It's also a double-edged sword that could hurt local Democrats and Republicans alike.

He can wield energy as a weapon now, but it is already proving a double-edged sword.

That afternoon I went back to my orchard, got out my shiny and sharp new double-edged pruning saw, and sawed till both arms ached.

Near by was the guard-house with its grated windows, its iron bars being an appropriate design of double-edged swords and spears.

Father Stanway said it was a double-edged weapon and that those who lived by it risked perishing by it.

But the opportunity was taken to deal a spiteful double-edged thrust at its enemies.

In his belt was stuck a long, double-edged hunting-knife, having its wooden handle neatly bound with black waxed thread.


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On this page you'll find 139 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to double-edged, such as: sarcastic, ambiguous, equivocal, sardonic, and two-edged.

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