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telling

Definitions of telling
  1. adjective
    disclosing unintentionally
    “a telling smile”
    synonyms: revealing, telltale
    informative, informatory
    providing or conveying information
  2. adjective
    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
  3. adjective
    powerfully persuasive
    “a telling presentation”
    synonyms: cogent, weighty
    persuasive
    intended or having the power to induce action or belief
  4. noun
    informing by words
    synonyms: apprisal, notification
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    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
  5. noun
    an act of narration
    synonyms: recounting, relation
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    type of:
    narration, recital, yarn
    the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events
  6. noun
    disclosing information or giving evidence about another
    synonyms: singing, tattle
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    type of:
    disclosure, revealing, revelation
    the speech act of making something evident
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