One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘glowing street lights’
bright, shining, radiant, glimmering, flickering, twinkling, incandescent, candescent, luminous, luminescent, phosphorescent
lit up, lighted, illuminated, ablaze
literary lambent, lucent, rutilant, ardent, fervent, fervid
2‘his glowing cheeks’
rosy, pink, red, reddish, rose-red, flushed, blushing
healthy-looking, fresh, radiant, blooming, ruddy, high-coloured, florid
rare erubescent, rubescent, rubicund
3‘the glowing colours of the textiles’
vivid, vibrant, bright, brilliant, colourful, rich, intense, strong, radiant, warm, flaming
4‘a glowing report’
highly complimentary, highly favourable, enthusiastic, full of praise, commendatory, praising, admiring, lionizing, ecstatic, rapturous, rhapsodic, eulogistic, laudatory, acclamatory, adulatory
rare encomiastical, panegyrical, laudative
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