Definition of self-revealing in English:



  • Revealing one's character or motives, especially inadvertently.

    ‘his most intimate and self-revealing book’
    • ‘The letters, pictures and illustrations are documents that are self-revealing and transparent.’
    • ‘It represents the most personal and self-revealing name of God.’
    • ‘It is known as the dialogue between the Head and the Heart and is perhaps the most self-revealing letter that Jefferson ever wrote.’
    • ‘For the historian, it is hard to assess the ‘beliefs’ of moderately ordinary people who did not leave behind self-revealing personal papers.’
    • ‘She was very shy, so though she did write and was known as a very serious critic and journalist, when it came to writing novels which were more self-revealing, she chose to use a pseudonym, a man's name.’