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Synonyms for brilliant
ˈbrɪl yənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. brilliant, superb(adj)

    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 whip(adj)

    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, splendid(adj)

    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, vivid(adj)

    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. brilliant(adj)

    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, brilliant(adj)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. brilliant(adjective)

    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. brilliant(adjective)

    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. brilliant(adjective)

    having a sharp, clear tone

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

  4. brilliant(adjective)

    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. brilliant(adjective)

    magnificent or wonderful

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

  6. brilliant(adjective)

    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 Antonyms

  1. brilliant

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. brilliant(a.)

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

  2. brilliant(a.)

    Synonyms:
    illustrious, glorious, celebrated, famous

  3. brilliant(n.)

    Synonyms:
    diamond (cut into facets)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. brilliant(a)

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

How to pronounce brilliant?

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How to say brilliant in sign language?

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How to use brilliant in a sentence?

  1. Marianne Williamson:

    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

  2. Paul Callan:

    It was a brilliant move by the prosecutors to shore up a case with major problems.

  3. Mitch McConnell:

    President Trump could not have made a better decision. Judge Amy Coney Barrett is an exceptionally impressive jurist and an exceedingly well-qualified nominee to the Supreme Court of the United States, first, Judge Barrett built a reputation as a brilliant scholar at the forefront of the legal academy. Then she answered the call to public service. For three years on the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, she has demonstrated exactly the independence, impartiality, and fidelity to our laws and Constitution that Americans need and deserve on their highest Court.

  4. President Trump:

    Mr Johnson MOVED TO HOSPITALS INTENSIVE-CARE UNIT AFTER CORONAVIRUS SYMPTOMS WORSEN, SPOKESMAN SAYS Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks during a Coronavirus press conference, in Downing Street, London, Friday March 20, 2020. Mr Johnson remains in intensive care where Mr Johnson has been given oxygen due to the coronavirus, but Mr Johnson is not on a ventilator, senior cabinet minister Michael Gove said on Tuesday, according to the BBC. ( Julian Simmonds/Pool Photo via AP) CORONAVIRUS : WHO IS Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab ? Gove himself later announced he would be going into self-isolation after a family member showed symptoms. The government previously said the decision was a precaution and that the prime minister had been in good spirits earlier in the day.Johnson askedForeign SecretaryDominic Raabto deputize for him, the spokesman said. Over the course of this afternoon, the condition of the prime minister has worsened and, on the advice of his medical team, he has been moved to the intensive care unit at St Thomas Hospital on Sunday, the spokesman previously said. The PM is receiving excellent care, and thanks all [ National Health Service ] staff for their hard work and dedication. Mr Johnson quarantined in Mr Johnson home since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26. TRUMP SADDENED OVER BORIS JOHNSONS CORONAVIRUS CONDITION, OFFERS HELP OF BRILLIANT COMPANIES The U.K. has no official post of deputy prime minister, but Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has been designated to take over should Mr Johnson become incapacitated. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab told a news conference that the prime minister was still running the government, although he added that hehadnt spoken to the prime minister directly since Saturday, according to Reuters. Meanwhile, President Trump gave President Trump best wishes to the prime minister during a White House coronavirus briefing on Monday. CLICK HERE FOR MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE We are very saddened to hear that President Trump was taken into intensive care this afternoon.Americans are all praying for President Trump recovery. President Trump has been President Trump. Hes been really something very special.

  5. Jeff Sessions:

    It was a brilliant campaign in many ways.But it was a form of chaos every day from day one. We traveled all the time, sometimes to several places in one day. Sleep was in short supply.

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Translations for brilliant

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  • متألقArabic
  • ярък, блестящ, брилянт, искрящ, великолепенBulgarian
  • brillant, clarCatalan, Valencian
  • zářivýCzech
  • strålendeDanish
  • Brillant, genial, strahlendGerman
  • geniaEsperanto
  • brillanteSpanish
  • برلیانPersian
  • kirkas, loistava, briljantti, säteilevä, nerokasFinnish
  • brillantFrench
  • ard-inçhynaghManx
  • מבריקHebrew
  • briliánsHungarian
  • փայլունArmenian
  • cemerlangIndonesian
  • lucente, meraviglioso, brillante, gemma, talentuoso, fantastico, di successo, splendente, superlativo, sgargiante, eccezionale, squillante, geniale, pietra preziosa, luccicanteItalian
  • ブリリアントJapanese
  • praeclarumLatin
  • izcils, spožs, spilgtsLatvian
  • koeaMāori
  • virtuoos, briljant, geniaal, stralend, schitterend, meesterlijkDutch
  • lysende, strålende, genial, klar, enestående, storslagenNorwegian
  • genialny, błyszczący, znakomity, świetnyPolish
  • brilhante, claroPortuguese
  • SclipitorRomanian
  • блестящий, сочный, блистательный, бриллиант, великолепный, сверкающий, хрустальныйRussian
  • lysande, strålande, briljant, genialisk, begåvad, glänsande, storslagen, gnistrande, mästerlig, högt, virtuosmässigSwedish
  • nidikVolapük
  • בריליאַנטYiddish

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