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brilliant

  
1       adj   A brilliant person, idea, or performance is extremely clever or skilful.  
usu ADJ n  
She had a brilliant mind..., It was his brilliant performance in `My Left Foot' that established his reputation.     
  brilliantly      adv   usu ADV with v, also ADV adj  
It is a very high quality production, brilliantly written and acted.     
  brilliance      n-uncount   oft with poss  
He was a deeply serious musician who had shown his brilliance very early.     
2       adj   You can say that something is brilliant when you are very pleased about it or think that it is very good.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
INFORMAL, SPOKEN   (=great)     (Antonym: awful)    If you get a chance to see the show, do go<endash>it's brilliant..., My sister's given me this brilliant book.     
  brilliantly      adv   ADV with v, ADV adj/adv  
It's extremely hard working together but on the whole it works brilliantly and we're still good friends.     
3       adj   A brilliant career or success is very successful.  
usu ADJ n  
He served four years in prison, emerging to find his brilliant career in ruins..., The raid was a brilliant success.     
  brilliantly      adv  
The strategy worked brilliantly.     
4       adj   A brilliant colour is extremely bright.  
ADJ n  
...a brilliant white open-necked shirt.     
  brilliantly      adv   ADV adj/-ed  
Many of the patterns show brilliantly coloured flowers.     
  brilliance      n-uncount  
...an iridescent blue butterfly in all its brilliance.     
5       adj   You describe light, or something that reflects light, as brilliant when it shines very brightly.  
The event was held in brilliant sunshine...     
  brilliantly      adv   ADV adj/-ed, ADV after v  
It's a brilliantly sunny morning.     
  brilliance      n-uncount  
His eyes became accustomed to the dark after the brilliance of the sun outside.     
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brilliant

  
1    ablaze, bright, coruscating, dazzling, glittering, glossy, intense, luminous, lustrous, radiant, refulgent, resplendent, scintillating, shining, sparkling, vivid  
2    celebrated, eminent, exceptional, famous, glorious, illustrious, magnificent, notable, outstanding, splendid, superb  
3    accomplished, acute, astute, brainy, clever, discerning, expert, gifted, intellectual, intelligent, inventive, masterly, penetrating, profound, quick, talented  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    dark, dim, dull, gloomy, obscure  
2    dull, ordinary, run-of-the-mill, unaccomplished, unexceptional, untalented  
3    dim, simple, slow, stupid  

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brilliantly, brilliance, brill, billionth

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