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brilliant

bril·liant

brilliant

 
pronunciation:
brIl yihnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: very shiny or bright; glittering.
The brilliant stars lit up the night sky.
synonyms:
glittering
antonyms:
gloomy, pale
similar words:
alight, bright, glaring, radiant, vivid
definition 2: having a very smart, sharp, and quick mind.
My sister is a brilliant thinker who amazes even her teachers.
similar words:
bright, clever, gifted, ingenious, nimble, quick, sharp, smart
definition 3: wonderful or outstanding.
You wrote a brilliant essay that really made us think.
synonyms:
dazzling
similar words:
gorgeous, inspired, splendid
derivation: brilliantly (adv.)
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