1
[ adjective ] disclosing unintentionally

Synonyms

telltale telling

Examples

"a telling smile" "a telltale panel of lights" "a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down"

Used in print

(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)

But fathers often addressed communications to their small children ; and these , full of homely advice , are among the most human and revealing of Civil_War letters .

Related terms

informative

2
[ adjective ] showing or making known

Examples

"her dress was scanty and revealing"

3
[ noun ] the speech act of making something evident
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