Associations to the word «Telling»


TELLING, adjective. Having force
TELLING, adjective. Revealing information
TELLING, adjective. Serving to convince
TELLING, verb. Present participle of tell
TELLING, noun. The act of narration.
TELLING, noun. The disclosure of information.
TELLING, noun. (archaic) Counting, numbering.
TELLING OFF, verb. Present participle of tell off
TELLING OFF, noun. (informal) A reprimand, reproach, or lecture.
TELLING SOMEONE WHERE TO SHOVE IT, verb. Present participle of tell someone where to shove it

Dictionary definition

TELLING, noun. An act of narration; "he was the hero according to his own relation"; "his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable".
TELLING, noun. Informing by words.
TELLING, noun. Disclosing information or giving evidence about another.
TELLING, adjective. Disclosing unintentionally; "a telling smile"; "a telltale panel of lights"; "a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down".
TELLING, adjective. Powerfully persuasive; "a cogent argument"; "a telling presentation"; "a weighty argument".
TELLING, adjective. Producing a strong effect; "gave an impressive performance as Othello"; "a telling gesture".

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle