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glowing

[gloh-ing]
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adjective
  1. incandescent.
  2. rich and warm in coloring: glowing colors.
  3. showing the radiance of health, excitement, etc.: glowing cheeks.
  4. warmly favorable or complimentary: a glowing account of her work.

Origin of glowing

before 1000; Middle English glowynge, Old English glowende. See glow, -ing2
Related formsglow·ing·ly, adverbun·glow·ing, adjective

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4. ardent, wholehearted, enthusiastic, rapturous, unstinting.
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Examples from the Web for glowingly

Historical Examples

  • She smiled at him glowingly, thinking she had caught him at a prank.

    Life Sentence

    James McConnell

  • "Not at all—just the other way 'round," Carmena glowingly asserted.

    Bloom of Cactus

    Robert Ames Bennet

  • At Villefranche they got out, and the car went on glowingly through the night.

    The Lure of the Mask

    Harold MacGrath

  • Whereupon I must have returned her gaze so glowingly as to embarrass her.

    Desert Dust

    Edwin L. Sabin

  • Only live, and I also will love you, Carlo, as warmly and as glowingly as you love me!


British Dictionary definitions for glowingly

glowing

adjective
  1. emitting a steady bright light without flamesglowing embers
  2. warm and rich in colourthe room was decorated in glowing shades of gold and orange
  3. flushed and rosy, as from exercise or excitementglowing cheeks
  4. displaying or indicative of extreme satisfaction, pride, or emotionhe gave a glowing account of his son's achievements
Derived Formsglowingly, adverb
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