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synonyms for telling

  • cogent
  • conspicuous
  • convincing
  • decisive
  • devastating
  • forceful
  • powerful
  • satisfying
  • striking
  • trenchant
  • marked
  • operative
  • solid
  • sound
  • considerable
  • crucial
  • effectual
  • forcible
  • important
  • impressive
  • influential
  • potent
  • satisfactory
  • valid
  • weighty
See also synonyms for: tellingly

antonyms for telling

MOST RELEVANT
  • impotent
  • ineffective
  • weak
  • incomplete
  • insignificant
  • secondary
  • unimportant
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How to use telling in a sentence

My guess is that the lure here is not the sexy stuff but the transgression connected to the telling of the lie.
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Overall, Wonder Media Network, which was founded in 2018, is a purpose-driven media brand that performs a balancing act between activism and non-partisan story-telling.
WONDER MEDIA NETWORK CMO SHIRA ATKINS ON MAKING (AND SELLING) BRANDED PODCASTSPIERRE BIENAIMÉSEPTEMBER 8, 2020DIGIDAY
Torque, battery size, and support levels are much more telling.
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If any of these stats are not showing any sign of increasing, it’s a telling sign that the readers are not finding your content good enough.
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Moser’s telling of how it all went down suggests that one group of Republicans sabotaged another during a hotly contested Assembly race, and likely helped the Democrats flip what had been a traditionally red seat based in North County.
TELEMARKETER SAYS ANOTHER GOP CAMPAIGN WAS BEHIND PHIL GRAHAM ROBOCALLSJESSE MARXJULY 10, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
The "bad form" of telling a lie to the head-master is a later illustration of the same thing.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
But in the end his health gave way, and the Emperor himself wrote to Prince Eugne telling him to send the old warrior home.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
But, without telling me what she meant to do, mother took it all to the Casino—and—it followed the rest.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
When the father had finished, he stabbed his wife, telling her to repent of her sins and to confess to God who would pardon her.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
Never had Punch secured the telling of that tale with so little opposition.
KIPLING STORIES AND POEMS EVERY CHILD SHOULD KNOW, BOOK IIRUDYARD KIPLING
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WORDS RELATED TO TELLING

  • divinatory
  • fatidic
  • fatidical
  • foreshadowing
  • mantic
  • ominous
  • oracular
  • predictive
  • presaging
  • prophetical
  • sibylline
  • telling
  • vatic
  • vatical
  • visionary
  • blurting out
  • diming
  • disclosure
  • giving away
  • ratting
  • revelation
  • spilling
  • squealing
  • tattling
  • telling
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.