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brilliant

bril·liant

brilliant

 
 
pronunciation:
brIl yihnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: extremely shiny or bright; glittering.
The brilliant sunshine blinded us for a moment.
synonyms:
dazzling, effulgent, glittering
antonyms:
gloomy, pale
similar words:
alight, blinding, bright, burning, flaming, fulgent, garish, glaring, radiant, refulgent, resplendent, shining, vivid
definition 2: having a mind of extreme clarity, sharpness, and quickness.
A brilliant scientist, Dorothy Hodgkin won the Nobel Prize in chemistry in 1964.
similar words:
adroit, brainy, bright, clever, gifted, ingenious, luminous, nimble, perspicacious, quick, scintillating, sharp, smart
definition 3: wonderful or astonishing, esp. in displaying great talent or intelligence.
The ballet company gave a brilliant performance last night.Your analysis of the various issues was brilliant.
synonyms:
dazzling, shining
antonyms:
indifferent
similar words:
famous, glorious, gorgeous, illustrious, inspired, splendid, stellar
definition 4: very striking or splendid in appearance, as color or scenery.
The peacock has brilliant plumage.
synonyms:
shining, vivid
similar words:
colorful, flamboyant, flaming, gay, rich, showy
definition 5: having great clarity of tone, as music.
This is a particularly brilliant passage.
similar words:
resonant, sonorous
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