re·​veal·​ing | \ ri-ˈvē-liŋ How to pronounce revealing (audio) \

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

Other Words from revealing

revealingly adverb

Synonyms & Antonyms for revealing



  • unexpressive
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Examples of revealing in a Sentence

The book is a revealing account of being part of a gang. Her comments about her childhood were revealing. She wore a very revealing shirt. That skirt is much too revealing.
Recent Examples on the Web Chameides isn’t much more revealing about his own duties. Abram Brown, Forbes, 25 July 2022 Enlarge / Scenes like this one in Cyberpunk 2077 are a lot more revealing when the nudity filter isn't turned on. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 13 July 2022 Belichick wasn’t very revealing when asked about his hands-on coaching or ability to snap the ball in practice. Mark Daniels, USA TODAY, 16 June 2022 But this decision is going to be very revealing in just how that collaborative process works when star player preferences are also loudly in play. Andy Larsen, The Salt Lake Tribune, 5 June 2022 The teaser images are quite revealing, showing gullwing doors, flying buttresses, and a large scoop on the hood. Caleb Miller, Car and Driver, 30 June 2022 The contents of the lunches — at least the parts divined by historians and aides — provide revealing insights into how presidents and their vice presidents meshed. Noah Biermanstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 11 May 2022 The sheer dress is definitely grown up, but the embellishments keep it from being too revealing. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 2 May 2022 But many of those offerings seem subordinate to revealing documentaries, tabloid-baiting lyrics, and oversharing TikToks. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 15 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of revealing

circa 1925, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of revealing was circa 1925

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2 Aug 2022

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“Revealing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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