HyperDic: brilliant

English > 6 senses of the word brilliant:
ADJECTIVEallbrilliant, superbof surpassing excellence
allbrilliant, brainy, smart as a whiphaving or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
allbrilliant, glorious, magnificent, splendidcharacterized by grandeur
allbrilliant, bright, vividhaving striking color
allbrilliantfull of light
allbrilliant, brightclear and sharp and ringing
brilliant > pronunciation
Soundsbrih'lyahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > brilliant: 6 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf surpassing excellence.
Example"a brilliant performance"
Synonymsuperb
BroadersuperiorOf high or superior quality or performance
Spanishbrillante
Nounsbrilliancethe quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
brilliancya quality that outshines the usual / usual
English > brilliant: 6 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence.
Examples
  • "a brilliant mind"
  • "a brilliant solution to the problem"
Synonymsbrainy, smart as a whip
BroaderintelligentHaving the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
Spanishbrillante, sesudo
Catalanbrillant, intel·ligent
Nounsbrillianceunusual mental ability
brilliancya quality that outshines the usual / usual
Adverbsbrilliantlyin an extremely intelligent way
English > brilliant: 6 senses > adjective 3
MeaningCharacterized by grandeur.
Example"the brilliant court life at Versailles"
Synonymsglorious, magnificent, splendid
Broaderimpressivemaking a strong or vivid impression
Spanishbrillante, espléndido, macanudo, magnífico
Catalangrandiós, magnífic
Nounsbrilliancethe quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand
brilliancya quality that outshines the usual / usual
English > brilliant: 6 senses > adjective 4
MeaningHaving striking color.
Example "brilliant tapestries"
Synonymsbright, vivid
Broadercolorful, colourfulHaving striking color
Spanishbrillante, vivo
Catalanbrillant, viu
Nounsbrilliancya quality that outshines the usual / usual
English > brilliant: 6 senses > adjective 5
MeaningFull of light; shining intensely.
Examples
  • "a brilliant star"
  • "brilliant chandeliers"
Broaderbrightemitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts
Spanishbrillante
Catalanbrillant
Nounsbrilliancea light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted
brilliancya quality that outshines the usual / usual
Adverbsbrilliantlywith brightness
English > brilliant: 6 senses > adjective 6
MeaningClear and sharp and ringing.
Example "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"
Synonymbright
BroaderreverberantHaving a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected
Nounsbrilliancya quality that outshines the usual / usual

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