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1. brilliant

adjective. ['ˈbrɪljənt'] of surpassing excellence.

Synonyms

  • superb

Antonyms

  • ugly
  • unmoving

Etymology

  • brillant (French)

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Words that Rhyme with Brilliant

  • resilient

How to spell brilliant? Is it brillent? Or brillant? Common misspellings are:

  • brillent
  • brillant

Example sentences of the word brilliant


1. Adjective
The more colours you use, the more brilliant the glass will look.

Quotes containing the word brilliant


1. I admired Stephen Daldry very much; I think he's a brilliant director, and also, I feel close to him because he has a lot of theater behind him. He's also a man of great imagination and a lovely sense of humor.
- Max von Sydow

2. Ray Bradbury is, for many reasons, the most influential writer in my life. Throughout our long friendship, Ray supplied not only his terrific stories but a grand model of what a writer could be, should be, and yet rarely is: brilliant and charming and accessible, willing to tolerate and to teach, happy to inspire but also to be inspired.
- Greg Bear

3. The friendship of Shostakovich cast a brilliant light over my whole life and whose spiritual qualities captured my soul once and for all time.
- Galina Vishnevskaya

2. brilliant

adjective. ['ˈbrɪljənt'] having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence.

Synonyms

  • brainy
  • intelligent

Antonyms

  • dimmed
  • unhappy
  • uncolored

Etymology

  • brillant (French)

3. brilliant

adjective. ['ˈbrɪljənt'] having striking color.

Synonyms

  • vivid
  • bright
  • colorful

Antonyms

  • colourless
  • unrealistic
  • unsaturated
  • unclear

Etymology

  • brillant (French)

4. brilliant

adjective. ['ˈbrɪljənt'] characterized by grandeur.

Synonyms

  • impressive
  • splendid
  • magnificent

Antonyms

  • unpolished
  • inauspicious
  • dark
  • inglorious

Etymology

  • brillant (French)

5. brilliant

adjective. ['ˈbrɪljənt'] full of light; shining intensely.

Antonyms

  • achromatic

Etymology

  • brillant (French)

6. brilliant

adjective. ['ˈbrɪljənt'] clear and sharp and ringing.

Synonyms

  • reverberant

Antonyms

  • colorlessness
  • unknown

Etymology

  • brillant (French)
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