Definition of glowing in English:



  • [attributive] Expressing great praise.

    ‘he received a glowing report from his teachers’
    • ‘As a blogger, by contrast, I almost invariably receive one of two reactions, glowing praise or a look of total incomprehension.’
    • ‘Their work and dedication to the parish was praised in glowing terms.’
    • ‘A Hampshire junior school has turned weakness into strength and won glowing praise from Ofsted inspectors.’
    • ‘Young and old in Bolton welcomed a Royal visitor to town - and earned glowing praise from their VIP guest.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Their previous Irish shows have earned massive critical praise, including a glowing review in the Irish Independent.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘She is quick to defend the overt tone of praise in the glowing account of her experiences.’
    • ‘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 Southend school is just months away from being removed from the Government's special measures register following a glowing inspection report.’
    • ‘Inspectors have given Bedford School a glowing report.’
    • ‘A south Lakeland property developer has secured a prestigious award after earning glowing praise from its customers.’
    • ‘A school in Greater Manchester has proved good things really do come in small packages after receiving a glowing report from education watchdogs.’
    • ‘A Whitefield primary school has earned special praise after a glowing Ofsted report was complemented by outstanding results.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The third of the trio had the soup, a minestrone and meatball, which was ‘not bad’ - hardly glowing praise.’
    • ‘Council chiefs have pledged to work harder to improve social services, despite receiving a glowing report from Government.’
    • ‘In case you can't tell from my glowing praise, any comic lover, whatever your interests may be, would readily enjoy this series.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘However, despite a glowing surveyor's report, there are still leaks, draughty windows, and an incredible amount to do to my little valley abode.’
    highly complimentary, highly favourable, enthusiastic, full of praise, commendatory, praising, admiring, lionizing, ecstatic, rapturous, rhapsodic, eulogistic, laudatory, acclamatory, adulatory
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