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Definition 1: full of light; shining intensely - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brilliant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a brilliant star
  • brilliant chandeliers

(brilliant is similar to ...) emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts

"the sun was bright and hot" "a bright sunlit room"

Definition 2: having strong or striking color - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brilliant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bright dress
  • brilliant tapestries
  • a bird with vivid plumage

Synonyms for brilliant in the sense of this definition

(brilliant is similar to ...) having much or varied color

"colorful autumn leaves"

Definition 3: characterized by grandeur - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brilliant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for brilliant in the sense of this definition

(brilliant is similar to ...) making a strong or vivid impression

"an impressive ceremony"

Definition 4: having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brilliant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • our project needs brainy women
  • a brilliant mind
  • a brilliant solution to the problem

Synonyms for brilliant in the sense of this definition

(brilliant is similar to ...) having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

"is there intelligent life in the universe?" "an intelligent question"

Definition 5: clear and sharp and ringing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brilliant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the bright sound of the trumpet section
  • the brilliant sound of the trumpets

Synonyms for brilliant in the sense of this definition

(brilliant is similar to ...) having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected

"a reverberant room" "the reverberant booms of cannon"

Definition 6: of surpassing excellence - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where brilliant or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a brilliant performance
  • a superb actor

Synonyms for brilliant in the sense of this definition

(brilliant is similar to ...) of high or superior quality or performance

"superior wisdom derived from experience" "superior math students"

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