Definition of glowing in US English:

glowing

adjective

  • attributive Expressing great praise.

    ‘he received a glowing report from his teachers’
    • ‘A Whitefield primary school has earned special praise after a glowing Ofsted report was complemented by outstanding results.’
    • ‘The glowing report follows the damming inspection in November 1999 which said the school was failing to give its pupils an acceptable standard of education.’
    • ‘James, who grew up in a house on Church Street, Bollington, set sail from Plymouth to Brisbane in search of a better life after hearing glowing reports of life Down Under.’
    • ‘Inspectors have given Bedford School a glowing report.’
    • ‘Young and old in Bolton welcomed a Royal visitor to town - and earned glowing praise from their VIP guest.’
    • ‘Their previous Irish shows have earned massive critical praise, including a glowing review in the Irish Independent.’
    • ‘The crew of a York tour boat have earned glowing praise after they rushed to the rescue of a man who ended up in the River Ouse during an evening cruise.’
    • ‘A Hampshire junior school has turned weakness into strength and won glowing praise from Ofsted inspectors.’
    • ‘A school in Greater Manchester has proved good things really do come in small packages after receiving a glowing report from education watchdogs.’
    • ‘A team of inspectors spent three days examining every aspect of the school and wrote a glowing report recognising its excellent teaching standards and visionary thinking.’
    • ‘Their mantra was echoed in the glowing reports of the critics and guidebooks, all of which unanimously extolled the place's virtues in worryingly breathless prose.’
    • ‘A south Lakeland property developer has secured a prestigious award after earning glowing praise from its customers.’
    • ‘Their work and dedication to the parish was praised in glowing terms.’
    • ‘The third of the trio had the soup, a minestrone and meatball, which was ‘not bad’ - hardly glowing praise.’
    • ‘A Southend school is just months away from being removed from the Government's special measures register following a glowing inspection report.’
    • ‘In case you can't tell from my glowing praise, any comic lover, whatever your interests may be, would readily enjoy this series.’
    • ‘Council chiefs have pledged to work harder to improve social services, despite receiving a glowing report from Government.’
    • ‘However, despite a glowing surveyor's report, there are still leaks, draughty windows, and an incredible amount to do to my little valley abode.’
    • ‘As a blogger, by contrast, I almost invariably receive one of two reactions, glowing praise or a look of total incomprehension.’
    • ‘She is quick to defend the overt tone of praise in the glowing account of her experiences.’
    highly complimentary, highly favourable, enthusiastic, full of praise, commendatory, praising, admiring, lionizing, ecstatic, rapturous, rhapsodic, eulogistic, laudatory, acclamatory, adulatory
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Pronunciation

glowing

/ˈɡloʊɪŋ//ˈɡlōiNG/