revealing

adjective re·veal·ing \ ri-ˈvē-liŋ \
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018

Definition of revealing

: allowing a look at or an understanding of something inner or hidden
  • a revealing confession
; also : tending to expose more typically hidden parts of the body
  • a revealing halter top

revealingly

adverb

Examples of revealing in a Sentence

  1. The book is a revealing account of being part of a gang.

  2. Her comments about her childhood were revealing.

  3. She wore a very revealing shirt.

  4. That skirt is much too revealing.

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First Known Use of revealing

circa 1925

in the meaning defined above

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REVEALING Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of revealing for English Language Learners

  • : giving information about something that was not known before

  • : showing parts of the body that are usually hidden from view



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