Definition of revealing in English:

revealing

adjective

  • 1Making interesting or significant information known, especially of a personal nature.

    ‘a revealing radio interview’
    • ‘Dennis Quaid sat down with me for a very revealing interview just before his new movie premiered.’
    • ‘Her rather revealing history lesson was cut short at the sharp protestations of the door as it was pushed open.’
    • ‘Now let us turn to a more philosophical but equally revealing look at these matters.’
    • ‘Eight of the mutant alleles have revealing molecular lesions that allowed them to be sorted into four groups.’
    • ‘Equally revealing is Lung's denial that he made Lucy a drunkard.’
    • ‘Aside from the revealing personal anecdotes, we learn something of what it was like to be a visiting fellow at the Center for Public Choice.’
    • ‘Is this your most personal and revealing film?’
    • ‘The debacle has provided a revealing glimpse of how the profit system functions.’
    • ‘Since the shah and his queen kept separate bedrooms, this is a revealing detail.’
    • ‘What we find here is flagrant spin, a revealing glimpse into the sympathies of the reporter.’
    • ‘Remnick's strength is an eye for the simple, revealing detail.’
    • ‘The implications of political apathy and cowardice are all the more significant for these revealing admissions.’
    • ‘Not answering is not a way to get out of revealing information.’
    • ‘The way someone says ‘no’ often can be more revealing than the actual information requested.’
    • ‘In this case too, sources outside official histories have proved to be particularly revealing.’
    • ‘In the end I can't say I lived with McGee but I did gain a revealing insight into his life.’
    • ‘What was particularly revealing was the way Dr Brash handled the intimidation.’
    • ‘History will record only the bare statistics, but the figures are less revealing than the timing of their accumulation.’
    • ‘Check out the transcript of this very revealing interview on the Crikey website here.’
    • ‘What's even more revealing is how the elite has come to see itself as ethically flawed.’
    meaningful, expressive, eloquent, informative, indicative, suggestive, symbolic, relevant, pregnant, knowing, telling, pithy, valid, purposeful
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    1. 1.1 (of an item of clothing) allowing more of the wearer's body to be seen than is usual.
      ‘a very revealing dress’
      • ‘She always seems to find a place in Georgia to find tight revealing clothes.’
      • ‘Torn and revealing black clothing made her fair skin and mahogany eyes stand out dramatically.’
      • ‘Anyway, I've never worn very revealing clothes because of my insecurity issue.’
      • ‘Warren noticed she wore the same revealing black dress she had on the previous night and guessed that maybe she was going out once again for her nightly stroll.’
      • ‘Looking down the street Mother saw Mrs. V.'s daughter Annie walking toward them in a shockingly revealing dress for the 1940s.’
      • ‘Too many people, though - many of them female - still seem to think that a woman demeans herself when she wears a revealing dress.’
      • ‘The room door hissed and Crystal entered, dressed in a rather revealing skirt that didn't look at all appropriate to a combat training assignment.’
      • ‘There were two other girls in equally revealing outfits.’
      • ‘Last but not least, young ladies should avoid wearing revealing dresses in the public.’
      • ‘Women wearing revealing dress and the desperate looks associated with drug addiction can be spotted in front, usually at night, but often in broad daylight.’
      • ‘She's wearing a revealing evening dress and proceeds to drape herself over various parts of the car's anatomy.’
      • ‘I should really have got her to stand behind me, in a revealing dress, rubbing my shoulders.’
      • ‘He yelled, pointing at the revealing outfit I had to wear that weekend.’
      • ‘Passing a few girls on the way there, she seemed to be dressed the most classic, other girls wearing much more modern and revealing dresses.’
      • ‘In Rome, a creature dressed in revealing and form-fitting clothes like these, no matter how beautiful she was, would have been considered a whore and a disgrace to her family.’
      • ‘We all express astonishment at how the women can withstand the near zero temperatures dressed in small, revealing tops.’
      • ‘If my predictions were true, Lorraine would be wearing a very revealing scarlet red dress, showing off her cleavage and long legs.’
      • ‘Their classmates, club regulars, arrive around 8:30, wearing even tighter and more revealing outfits.’
      • ‘Some wore rather revealing clothing, making Kyra wonder whether they sold their bodies for money.’
      • ‘Obviously I look much hotter than that now and wear more revealing clothing.’

Pronunciation

revealing

/rɪˈviːlɪŋ/