revealing
adjective Date: circa 1925 allowing a look at or an understanding of something inner or hidden <
a revealing confession
>
; also tending to expose more typically hidden parts of the body <
a revealing halter top
>
revealingly adverb

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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