[syn: revealing, telling, telltale(a)]
2. showing or making known;
- Example: "her dress was scanty and revealing"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Reveal \Re*veal"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Revealed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Revealing.] [F. r['e]v['e]ler, L. revelare, revelatum,
to unveil, reveal; pref. re- re- + velare to veil; fr. velum
a veil. See Veil.]
1. To make known (that which has been concealed or kept
secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show.
Light was the wound, the prince's care unknown,
She might not, would not, yet reveal her own.
2. Specifically, to communicate (that which could not be
known or discovered without divine or supernatural
instruction or agency).
Syn: To communicate; disclose; divulge; unveil; uncover;
open; discover; impart; show.
Usage: See Communicate. -- Reveal, Divulge. To reveal
is literally to lift the veil, and thus make known
what was previously concealed; to divulge is to
scatter abroad among the people, or make publicly
known. A mystery or hidden doctrine may be revealed;
something long confined to the knowledge of a few is
at length divulged. "Time, which reveals all things,
is itself not to be discovered." --Locke. "A tragic
history of facts divulged." --Wordsworth.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: disclosing unintentionally; "a telling smile"; "a
telltale panel of lights"; "a telltale patch of oil on
the water marked where the boat went down" [syn:
revealing, telling, telltale(a)]
2: showing or making known; "her dress was scanty and revealing"
n 1: the speech act of making something evident [syn:
disclosure, revelation, revealing]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "revealing":
apocalypse, apocalyptic, baring, betraying, clear,
clear as crystal, crystal, crystal-clear, crystalline, diaphane,
diaphanous, disclosing, disclosive, disclosure, discovering,
discovery, expose, exposing, exposition, exposure, eye-opening,
filmy, gauzy, gossamer, gossamery, laying bare, light-pervious,
limpid, lucid, manifestation, nonopaque, patefaction, peekaboo,
pellucid, removing the veil, revealment, revelation, revelational,
revelatory, see-through, sheer, showing, showing up, showup,
stripping, talkative, thin, transparent, transpicuous, uncloaking,
unclouded, uncovering, unfolding, unfoldment, unmasking, unveiling,