telling

Definitions of telling
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adj disclosing unintentionally

“a telling smile”
Synonyms:
revealing, telltale
informative, informatory
providing or conveying information

adj producing a strong effect

“a telling gesture”
Synonyms:
impressive
effective, effectual, efficacious
producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

adj powerfully persuasive

“a telling presentation”
Synonyms:
cogent, weighty
persuasive
intended or having the power to induce action or belief

n informing by words

Synonyms:
apprisal, notification
Types:
notice
advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract
warning
notification of something, usually in advance
dismissal, dismission, pink slip
official notice that you have been fired from your job
Type of:
informing, making known
a speech act that conveys information

n an act of narration

Synonyms:
recounting, relation
Type of:
narration, recital, yarn
the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

n disclosing information or giving evidence about another

Synonyms:
singing, tattle
Type of:
disclosure, revealing, revelation
the speech act of making something evident

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