[ self-rev-uh-ley-shuhn, self- ]

  1. disclosure of one's private feelings, thoughts, etc., especially when unintentional.

Origin of self-revelation

First recorded in 1850–55

Words Nearby self-revelation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use self-revelation in a sentence

  • In that poignant moment of self-revelation Tom's cumbersome machinery of intuition did not fail him.

    The Wave | Algernon Blackwood
  • Each was undergoing a self-revelation; each was trying to face a future without the other.

    Wayside Courtships | Hamlin Garland
  • It was in these moods of adulation and self-revelation that Marishka found him most difficult.

    The Secret Witness | George Gibbs
  • For a moment, in a storm of gratitude and emotion, his mind trembled on the verge of self-revelation.

    The Pioneers | Katharine Susannah Prichard
  • And even as his eyes loved the work of his hands, so he knew in a burning flash of self-revelation that his soul loved her.

    The Angel of Pain | E. F. Benson