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telling

[tel-ing] /ˈtɛl ɪŋ/
adjective
1.
having force or effect; effective; striking:
a telling blow.
2.
revealing; indicative of much otherwise unnoticed:
a telling analysis of motivation in business.
Origin of telling
1850-1855
First recorded in 1850-55; tell1 + -ing2
Related forms
tellingly, adverb
untelling, adjective
Synonyms
1. powerful, forceful, potent, weighty.
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  • There was first Murray of Glenrath; why, it was untelling what land that man possessed.

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telling

/ˈtɛlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
having a marked effect or impact: a telling blow
2.
revealing: a telling smile
Derived Forms
tellingly, adverb
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