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revealing

Pronunciation: /rɪˈviːlɪŋ/

Translation of revealing in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • 1.1 [document/statement/conduct] revelador the letters are highly revealing of her state of mind at the time las cartas dicen mucho acerca de su estado mental en ese momento
    Example sentences
    • Aside from the revealing personal anecdotes, we learn something of what it was like to be a visiting fellow at the Center for Public Choice.
    • The way someone says ‘no’ often can be more revealing than the actual information requested.
    • Is this your most personal and revealing film?
    1.2 [neckline/garment] atrevido, revelador
    Example sentences
    • Women wearing revealing dress and the desperate looks associated with drug addiction can be spotted in front, usually at night, but often in broad daylight.
    • Looking down the street Mother saw Mrs. V.'s daughter Annie walking toward them in a shockingly revealing dress for the 1940s.
    • Too many people, though - many of them female - still seem to think that a woman demeans herself when she wears a revealing dress.

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