Textual thesaurus for "telling"

(adj) impressive

producing a strong effect

gave an impressive performance as Othello; a telling gesture

(adj) telltale, revealing

disclosing unintentionally

a telling smile; a telltale panel of lights; a telltale patch of oil on the water marked where the boat went down

(adj) cogent, weighty

powerfully persuasive

a cogent argument; a telling presentation; a weighty argument

(noun) tattle, singing

disclosing information or giving evidence about another

(noun) notification, apprisal

informing by words

(noun) recounting, relation

an act of narration

he was the hero according to his own relation; his endless recounting of the incident eventually became unbearable