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[self-ri-vee-ling, self-]
  1. displaying, exhibiting, or disclosing one's most private feelings, thoughts, etc.: an embarrassingly self-revealing autobiography.
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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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for self-revealing

Historical Examples

  • The outcome of that objective vision was Hamlet—a masterpiece of self-revealing.

    The Man Shakespeare

    Frank Harris

  • It was to them that Chopin wrote his most interesting and self-revealing letters.

  • “Glory” is the splendour and light of the self-revealing God.

  • He, too, promenaded his incertitudes, to use a self-revealing phrase of Chopin's.

  • But the topmost height of self-revealing is reached in the scene with his wife which immediately follows this.