[self-ri-vee-ling, self-]


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of self-revelatory

Historical Examples of self-revelatory

  • Only if the people are of the simplest and most self-revelatory kind.

    Dramatic Technique

    George Pierce Baker

  • His speakers are self-revelatory: expressive of temperament, emotion, reflection.

    Francis Beaumont: Dramatist

    Charles Mills Gayley