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Synonyms for brilliant
ˈbrɪl yəntbril·liant

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  1. brilliantadjective

    shining brightly

    the brilliant lights along the promenade

    Synonyms:
    exceptional, glorious, distinctive, striking, shining, wonderful, superb, brainy, glittering, ingenious, magnificent, splendid, marvelous, excellent, marvellous

  2. brilliantadjective

    both light and saturated

    butterflies with brilliant blue wings

    Synonyms:
    distinctive, brainy, wonderful, marvellous, splendid, shining, magnificent, superb, ingenious, exceptional, glittering, striking, glorious, excellent, marvelous

  3. brilliantadjective

    having a sharp, clear tone

    Synonyms:
    striking, brainy, splendid, excellent, superb, glorious, distinctive, marvellous, shining, glittering, marvelous, wonderful, exceptional, magnificent, ingenious

  4. brilliantadjective

    of surpassing excellence

    The actor's performance in the play was simply brilliant.

    Synonyms:
    superb, glittering, brainy, excellent, shining, splendid, marvellous, glorious, wonderful, magnificent, ingenious, marvelous, distinctive, exceptional, striking

  5. brilliantadjective

    magnificent or wonderful

    Synonyms:
    glorious, exceptional, glittering, marvelous, brainy, magnificent, marvellous, wonderful, splendid, striking, excellent, shining, superb, ingenious, distinctive

  6. brilliantadjective

    highly intelligent

    She is a brilliant scientist.

    Synonyms:
    glittering, shining, exceptional, magnificent, superb, splendid, distinctive, excellent, brainy, wonderful, glorious, marvelous, marvellous, ingenious, striking

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brilliant

    Synonyms:
    flashing, radiant, shining, lustrous, glorious, luminous, effulgent, beaming, sparkling

Princeton's WordNet2.7 / 3 votes

  1. brilliant, superbadjective

    of surpassing excellence

    "a brilliant performance"; "a superb actor"

    Synonyms:
    magnificent, superb, glorious, bright, smart as a whip, brainy, splendid, vivid

    Antonyms:
    unreverberant, stupid, unimpressive, colourless, inferior, dull, nonresonant, colorless, unintelligent

  2. brainy, brilliant, smart as a whipadjective

    having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence

    "some men dislike brainy women"; "a brilliant mind"; "a brilliant solution to the problem"

    Synonyms:
    magnificent, superb, glorious, bright, smart as a whip, brainy, splendid, vivid

    Antonyms:
    dull, inferior, unintelligent, unimpressive, nonresonant, unreverberant, colorless, colourless, stupid

  3. brilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendidadjective

    characterized by grandeur

    "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony"

    Synonyms:
    fantabulous, splendiferous, magnificent, excellent, resplendent, superb, first-class, glorious, bright, smart as a whip, brainy, splendid, vivid

    Antonyms:
    nonresonant, colorless, unintelligent, unimpressive, inferior, stupid, colourless, dull, unreverberant

  4. bright, brilliant, vividadjective

    having striking color

    "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"

    Synonyms:
    shining, promising, hopeful, splendid, intense, smart, smart as a whip, lifelike, superb, bright, lustrous, pictorial, burnished, brainy, graphic, vivid, magnificent, undimmed, glorious, shiny

    Antonyms:
    inferior, unimpressive, colourless, unintelligent, stupid, unreverberant, dull, colorless, nonresonant

  5. brilliantadjective

    full of light; shining intensely

    "a brilliant star"; "brilliant chandeliers"

    Synonyms:
    magnificent, superb, glorious, bright, smart as a whip, brainy, splendid, vivid

    Antonyms:
    colorless, unintelligent, inferior, nonresonant, colourless, stupid, unimpressive, dull, unreverberant

  6. bright, brilliantadjective

    clear and sharp and ringing

    "the bright sound of the trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"

    Synonyms:
    shining, promising, hopeful, splendid, smart, smart as a whip, superb, bright, lustrous, burnished, brainy, vivid, magnificent, undimmed, glorious, shiny

    Antonyms:
    unintelligent, unimpressive, stupid, nonresonant, unreverberant, inferior, colorless, colourless, dull

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brilliantadjective

    Synonyms:
    sparkling, glittering, splendid, lustrous, shining, bright, beaming, radiant, effulgent, refulgent, resplendent

  2. brilliantadjective

    Synonyms:
    illustrious, glorious, celebrated, famous

  3. brilliantnoun

    Synonyms:
    diamond (cut into facets)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. brilliantadjective

    Synonyms:
    sparkling, glittering, scintillating, dazzling, gleaming, glistening, flashing, splendid, glorious, signal, eminent, striking

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How to use brilliant in a sentence?

  1. Raul Castro:

    I join the unanimous opinion of those who have congratulated you on your brilliant and courageous speech on the night of Dec. 6, barely knowing the verdict of the polls.

  2. Dallas Fed president Richard FisherFor:

    We were never good at forecasting. Nobody is, not even the brilliant minds at the The Fed, i pray The Fed will be right. I hope it's transitory. It's not clear it will be.

  3. Josh Cline:

    Spend time with them and see them as people. At school, they operate as a herd, and as hard as I try as a teacher, I can't give them all the attention they deserve, at home they should be seen as the unique, individual, interesting and brilliant people they are.

  4. Thomas Glessner:

    [ The law ] was a brilliant political move on their part, it mandates under law that the pro-life centers are advertising for abortion.

  5. Pamela Bardhi:

    She is all about elevation. She’s a brilliant businesswoman and what I like to call a supermom.


Translations for brilliant

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  • متألقArabic
  • брилянт, блестящ, великолепен, искрящ, яръкBulgarian
  • clar, brillantCatalan, Valencian
  • zářivýCzech
  • strålendeDanish
  • strahlend, genial, BrillantGerman
  • geniaEsperanto
  • brillanteSpanish
  • برلیانPersian
  • kirkas, nerokas, loistava, briljantti, säteileväFinnish
  • brillantFrench
  • ard-inçhynaghManx
  • מבריקHebrew
  • briliánsHungarian
  • փայլունArmenian
  • cemerlangIndonesian
  • splendente, superlativo, sgargiante, eccezionale, squillante, geniale, luccicante, pietra preziosa, lucente, brillante, talentuoso, fantastico, gemma, di successo, meravigliosoItalian
  • ブリリアントJapanese
  • praeclarumLatin
  • izcils, spilgts, spožsLatvian
  • koeaMāori
  • briljant, meesterlijk, geniaal, virtuoos, schitterend, stralendDutch
  • strålende, lysende, genial, klar, enestående, storslagenNorwegian
  • świetny, znakomity, genialny, błyszczącyPolish
  • claro, brilhantePortuguese
  • SclipitorRomanian
  • великолепный, блестящий, сочный, хрустальный, сверкающий, бриллиант, блистательныйRussian
  • begåvad, virtuosmässig, högt, mästerlig, gnistrande, storslagen, glänsande, genialisk, briljant, strålande, lysandeSwedish
  • nidikVolapük
  • בריליאַנטYiddish

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