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telltale

adjective

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(Entry 1 of 2)

indicating something
  • I know you've been eating chocolate because of the telltale smudges on your face

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telltale

noun

Synonyms of telltale (Entry 2 of 2)

1 a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts about others
  • the media's professional telltales have basically decided that today's celebrities have no right to privacy

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2 a person who provides information about another's wrongdoing
  • the department telltale told the boss that his coworkers were taking extra long breaks

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The first known use of telltale was in 1548

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“Telltale.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/telltale. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

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