Dictionary Results for telling


1. telling - noun

· an act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable"

Synonym(s): relation, recounting

Hypernym(s): narration, recital, yarn




2. telling - noun

· informing by words

Synonym(s): apprisal, notification

Hypernym(s): informing, making_known




3. telling - noun

· disclosing information or giving evidence about another

Synonym(s): tattle, singing

Hypernym(s): disclosure, revelation, revealing




4. tell - verb

· express in words; "He said that he wanted to marry her"; "tell me what is bothering you"; "state your opinion"; "state your name"

Synonym(s): state, say

Hypernym(s): express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give_tongue_to




5. tell - verb

· let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"

Hypernym(s): inform




6. tell - verb

· narrate or give a detailed account of; "Tell what happened"; "The father told a story to his child"

Synonym(s): narrate, recount, recite

Hypernym(s): inform




7. tell - verb

· give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority; "I said to him to go home"; "She ordered him to do the shopping"; "The mother told the child to get dressed"

Synonym(s): order, enjoin, say

Hypernym(s): request




8. tell - verb

· discern or comprehend; "He could tell that she was unhappy"

Hypernym(s): guess, infer




9. tell - verb

· inform positively and with certainty and confidence; "I tell you that man is a crook!"

Synonym(s): assure

Hypernym(s): affirm, verify, assert, avow, aver, swan, swear




10. tell - verb

· give evidence; "he was telling on all his former colleague"

Synonym(s): evidence

Hypernym(s): inform




11. tell - verb

· mark as different; "We distinguish several kinds of maple"

Synonym(s): distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell_apart

Hypernym(s): identify, place




12. telling - adjective

· disclosing unintentionally something concealed; "a telling smile"; "a telltale panel of lights"; "a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down"

Synonym(s): revealing, telltale




13. telling - adjective

· powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument"

Synonym(s): cogent, weighty




14. telling - adjective

· producing a strong effect; "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture"

Synonym(s): impressive





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