Definition of self-revealing in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɛlfrɪˈviːlɪŋ/


Revealing one’s character or motives, especially inadvertently: his most intimate and self-revealing book
More example sentences
  • 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.
  • The letters, pictures and illustrations are documents that are self-revealing and transparent.
  • For the historian, it is hard to assess the ‘beliefs’ of moderately ordinary people who did not leave behind self-revealing personal papers.



Example sentences
  • A couple of weeks ago, I had one of those rare moments of self-revelation, like when you catch a fleeting glimpse of an alien creature in the mirror, before realising you're looking at your own reflection.
  • Well, that's enough self-revelation for one night.
  • The issue, of course, is writing as self-revelation.


Example sentences
  • There were plenty of critics (including Goethe) who had noted the self-revelatory nature of Shakespeare's plays, and whose articles and commentaries could easily have set him right.
  • The specificity of the language is sometimes necessary because quite often the subjects being discussed are notoriously complicated, frighteningly dangerous and self-revelatory.
  • I don't know that there's much more point to this tale other than the sharing of a self-revelatory bit of observation, the rare act of catching myself doing something and observing the doing simultaneously.

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