: producing a strong or important effect
: giving information about someone or something without intending to
Examples of TELLING
- Her experience is a telling example of why the nation's educational system needs to be changed.
- The most telling moment in the case was when the victim took the stand.
First Known Use of TELLING
Related to TELLING
- compelling, conclusive, convincing, decisive, effective, forceful, persuasive, satisfying, strong, cogent
- inconclusive, indecisive, ineffective, uncompelling, unconvincing, unpersuasive
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