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What is the meaning exactly of word "Revealing" as an adjective? Options
AdamSam
Posted: Sunday, April 16, 2017 8:23:39 PM

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Here are 3 sentences I'd like to know what they do mean.

1) The most revealing numbers are the net income.

2) The document provided a revealing insight into the government's priorities.

3) Some of her comments were revealing.

Does word "Revealing" here mean "Important" or "obvious" or something else?
thar
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017 2:22:38 AM

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The numbers which reveal the most useful information - for that reason they are important.
Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Tuesday, April 18, 2017 6:44:16 AM

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An added explanation (not really a different one).

The most revealing numbers are the net income.
If you have a grid showing various statistics, and you look at the other figures, you may not see the true scene. However, if you look at the column of 'Net Income' figures, you can see what is really going on.
That column of figures reveals the truth.

The document provided a revealing insight into the government's priorities.
If you read the 'press releases' from the government, or some other data, you may not really see their priorities.
However if you read this document, all will be revealed - you will see the true priorities.

Some of her comments were revealing.
Many of her comments did not say anything much - 'everyone knows' her views on these things.
However some of her comments told us things we did not know.

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