- displaying, exhibiting, or disclosing one's most private feelings, thoughts, etc.: an embarrassingly self-revealing autobiography.
Also self-re·vel·a·to·ry [self-ri-vel-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -rev-uh-luh-, self-] /ˈsɛlf rɪˈvɛl əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈrɛv ə lə-, ˌsɛlf-/, self-re·vel·a·tive [self-ri-vel-uh-tiv, -rev-uh-ley-, self-] /ˈsɛlf rɪˈvɛl ə tɪv, -ˈrɛv əˌleɪ-, ˌsɛlf-/.
Origin of self-revealing
First recorded in 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for self-revealing
The outcome of that objective vision was Hamlet—a masterpiece of self-revealing.
It was to them that Chopin wrote his most interesting and self-revealing letters.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician
“Glory” is the splendour and light of the self-revealing God.The Expositor's Bible: Colossians and Philemon
He, too, promenaded his incertitudes, to use a self-revealing phrase of Chopin's.Ivory Apes and Peacocks
But the topmost height of self-revealing is reached in the scene with his wife which immediately follows this.