Synonyms for telling

Synonyms for (noun) telling

Synonyms: tattle, telling, singing

Definition: disclosing information or giving evidence about another

Similar words: revealing, revelation, disclosure

Definition: the speech act of making something evident


Synonyms: notification, telling, apprisal

Definition: informing by words

Similar words: making known, informing

Definition: a speech act that conveys information


Synonyms: telling, recounting, relation

Definition: an act of narration

Usage: he was the hero according to his own relation; his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable

Similar words: narration, recital, yarn

Definition: the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events

Usage: his narration was hesitant

Synonyms for (adjective) telling

Synonyms: impressive, telling

Definition: producing a strong effect

Usage: gave an impressive performance as Othello; a telling gesture

Similar words: effective, effectual, efficacious

Definition: producing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect

Usage: an air-cooled motor was more effective than a witch's broomstick for rapid long-distance transportation-LewisMumford; effective teaching methods; effective steps toward peace; made an effective entrance; his complaint proved to be effectual in bringing action; an efficacious law


Synonyms: telling, telltale, revealing

Definition: disclosing unintentionally

Usage: a telling smile; a telltale panel of lights; a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down

Similar words: informative, informatory

Definition: providing or conveying information


Synonyms: cogent, telling, weighty

Definition: powerfully persuasive

Usage: a cogent argument; a telling presentation; a weighty argument

Similar words: persuasive

Definition: intended or having the power to induce action or belief

Usage: persuasive eloquence; a most persuasive speaker; a persuasive argument