glowing

[[t]glo͟ʊɪŋ[/t]]
ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n
A glowing description or opinion about someone or something praises them highly or supports them strongly.

The media has been speaking in glowing terms of the relationship between the two countries...

The premieres of his plays brought in glowing reviews.

Derived words:
glowingly ADV

Wallis spoke glowingly about players like Chapman.


English dictionary. 2008.

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  • glowing — [adj1] burning, bright aglow, beaming, flaming, florid, flush, flushed, gleaming, lambent, luminous, lustrous, phosphorescent, red, rich, rubicund, ruddy, sanguine, suffused, vibrant, vivid, warm; concepts 617,618 glowing [adj2] very happy,… …   New thesaurus

  • glowing — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ expressing great praise: a glowing report. DERIVATIVES glowingly adverb …   English terms dictionary

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  • glowing — glow|ing [ glouıŋ ] adjective 1. ) full of praise: a glowing reference/report: a glowing reference from her former employer in glowing terms: Lewis wrote in glowing terms about life in the West Indies. 2. ) burning gently with an orange or red… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • glowing — UK [ˈɡləʊɪŋ] / US [ˈɡloʊɪŋ] adjective 1) burning gently with an orange or red colour the glowing embers of the fire a) shining with a soft warm light b) glowing colours are bright and look warm 2) glowing skin looks warm and healthy 3) full of… …   English dictionary

  • glowing — glow|ing [ˈgləuıŋ US ˈglou ] adj 1.) glowing report/account/description etc a report etc that is full of praise ▪ I ve had glowing reports from Neil about your work. 2.) in glowing terms using a lot of praise ▪ He speaks of you in glowing terms.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • glowing — adjective 1 glowing report/account/description etc a report etc full of praise: Her supervisor gave her a glowing reference. 2 in glowing terms using a lot of praise: He speaks of you in glowing terms. glowingly adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • glowing — adjective 1) glowing coals Syn: bright, shining, radiant, glimmering, flickering, twinkling, incandescent, luminous, luminescent; lit (up), lighted, illuminated, ablaze; aglow, smoldering 2) his glow …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • glowing — adjective 1) glowing coals Syn: bright, radiant, incandescent, luminous, smouldering 2) his glowing cheeks Syn: rosy, pink, red, ruddy, flushed, blushing …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • Glowing — Glow Glow (gl[=o]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Glowed} (gl[=o]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Glowing}.] [AS. gl[=o]wan; akin to D. gloeijen, OHG. gluoen, G. gl[ u]hen, Icel. gl[=o]a, Dan. gloende glowing. [root]94. Cf. {Gloom}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To shine with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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