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Synonyms for brilliant
ˈbrɪl yəntbril·liant

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Wiktionary

  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 Antonyms

  1. brilliant

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

Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  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 Words

  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. Jack London:

    I would rather be ashes than dust I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

  2. Charles Koch:

    Twenty-seven years ago, David was diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer and given a grim prognosis of a few years to live, david liked to say that a combination of brilliant doctors, state-of-the-art medications and his own stubbornness kept the cancer at bay. We can all be grateful that it did, because he was able to touch so many more lives as a result.

  3. Rose Marie:

    I thought Dick Van Dyke was wonderful, I still do, i think Dick Van Dyke’s a brilliant talent. Dick Van Dyke loves a good time … It was a pleasure working for somebody like that. I love Dick Van Dyke very much. Even today I love Dick Van Dyke. We do keep in touch. Very, very much so.

  4. Kim Kardashian:

    Kim Kardashian is a brilliant but complicated person who on top of the pressures of being an artist and a black man, who experienced the painful loss of Kim Kardashian mother, and has to deal with that pressure and isolation that is heightened by Kim Kardashian bi-polar disorder, those who are close with Kanye know his heart and understand his words some times do not align with his intentions.

  5. Rebecca Stice:

    It's brilliant to be able to upload things and then people can escape into those scenes in nature, however briefly.


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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