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bril·liant

 (brĭl′yənt)
adj.
1. Full of light; shining. See Synonyms at bright.
2. Relating to or being a hue that has a combination of high lightness and strong saturation.
3. Sharp and clear in tone: a recording with brilliant sound.
4. Glorious; magnificent: the brilliant court life at Versailles.
5. Superb; wonderful: The soloist gave a brilliant performance.
6. Having or showing unusual and impressive intelligence: a brilliant mind; a brilliant solution to the problem. See Synonyms at intelligent.
n.
A precious gem, especially a diamond, finely cut in any of various forms with numerous facets.

[French brillant, present participle of briller, to shine, from Italian brillare, perhaps from brillo, beryl, from Latin bēryllus; see beryl.]

bril′liant·ly adv.
bril′liant·ness n.

brilliant

(ˈbrɪljənt)
adj
1. shining with light; sparkling
2. (Colours) (of a colour) having a high saturation and reflecting a considerable amount of light; vivid
3. outstanding; exceptional: a brilliant success.
4. splendid; magnificent: a brilliant show.
5. of outstanding intelligence or intellect: a brilliant mind; a brilliant idea.
6. (Instruments) music
a. (of the tone of an instrument) having a large proportion of high harmonics above the fundamental
b. Also: brilliant or brilliante with spirit; lively
n
7. (Jewellery)
a. a popular circular cut for diamonds and other gemstones in the form of two many-faceted pyramids (the top one truncated) joined at their bases
b. a diamond of this cut
8. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) (formerly) a size of a printer's type approximately equal to 4 point
[C17: from French brillant shining, from briller to shine, from Italian brillare, from brillo beryl]
ˈbrilliantly adv

bril•liant

(ˈbrɪl yənt)

adj.
1. shining brightly; sparkling; glittering: brilliant jewels.
2. distinguished; outstanding: a brilliant performance.
3. having or showing great intelligence, talent, etc.
4. strong and clear in tone; vivid; bright: a brilliant blue.
5. splendid or magnificent: a brilliant social event.
n.
6. a gem, esp. a diamond, having any of several varieties of the brilliant cut.
7. a size of type about 3½-point.
[1675–85; < French brillant shining, present participle of briller < Italian brillare to glitter; see -ant]
bril′liant•ly, adv.
bril′liant•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.brilliant - of surpassing excellence; "a brilliant performance"; "a superb actor"
superior - of high or superior quality or performance; "superior wisdom derived from experience"; "superior math students"
2.brilliant - having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence; "some men dislike brainy women"; "a brilliant mind"; "a brilliant solution to the problem"
intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
3.brilliant - characterized by grandeur; "the brilliant court life at Versailles"; "a glorious work of art"; "magnificent cathedrals"; "the splendid coronation ceremony"
impressive - making a strong or vivid impression; "an impressive ceremony"
4.brilliant - having striking color; "bright dress"; "brilliant tapestries"; "a bird with vivid plumage"
colorful, colourful - having striking color; "colorful autumn leaves"
5.brilliant - full of light; shining intensely; "a brilliant star"; "brilliant chandeliers"
bright - emitting or reflecting light readily or in large amounts; "the sun was bright and hot"; "a bright sunlit room"
6.brilliant - clear and sharp and ringing; "the bright sound of the trumpet section"; "the brilliant sound of the trumpets"
reverberant - having a tendency to reverberate or be repeatedly reflected; "a reverberant room"; "the reverberant booms of cannon"

brilliant

adjective
3. excellent, great, good, fine, wonderful, cracking (Brit. informal), superb, fantastic (informal), tremendous (informal), marvellous (informal), terrific (informal), mean (slang), mega (slang), awesome (slang), first-rate, brill (informal), topping (Brit. slang), hunky-dory (informal) My sister's given me a brilliant book.

brilliant

adjective
1. Giving off or reflecting light readily or in large amounts:
2. Extemely bright:
3. Marked by extraordinary elegance, beauty, and splendor:
4. Indicative of future success or full of promise:
5. Having or showing intelligence, often of a high order:
Informal: brainy.
Translations
ذَكي، نابِه، نابِغرائِعلامِع، ساطِع
geniálníoslnivýtřpytivývynikající
eminentfremragendeglimrendestrålende
loistava
sjajan
afburîasnjallljómandi
光り輝く
빛나는
spindesystalentingastalentingumas
izcilslielisksmirdzošsspožs
bleščečsijajen
strålande
พรายแสง ฉลาดเยี่ยม
rất thông minh

brilliant

[ˈbrɪljənt]
A. ADJ
1. (= bright) [sunshine] → resplandecienteradiante; [light] → brillante; [colour] → brillante, luminoso; [smile] → radiante
his teeth were (a) brilliant whitetenía los dientes de un blanco reluciente
2. (= clever) [person, idea, mind] → brillante, genial; [thesis] → brillante
3. (= outstanding) [career, future] → brillante; [success, victory] → rotundo
the party was a brilliant successla fiesta fue un éxito rotundo or total
4. (= wonderful) [book, film, restaurant] → genial, buenísimo
we had a brilliant time in Spainlo pasamos fenomenal or genial en España
she's brilliant with childrense le dan fenomenal los niños
she's brilliant at making cakesse le da fenomenal hacer pasteles
brilliant!¡fantástico!¡genial!
B. N (= diamond) → brillante m

brilliant

[ˈbrɪliənt] adj
[person] → brillant(e)
a brilliant scientist → un savant brillant
[mind, idea] → brillant(e)
[colour, sunshine] → éclatant(e)
[career, future] → brillant(e)
[performance] → éblouissant(e)
(= excellent) → génial(e)
brilliant! → génial!

brilliant

adj
(fig)großartig (also iro); scientist, artist, wit, achievement alsoglänzend, brillant; studenthervorragend; she is a brilliant womansie ist eine sehr intelligente Frau; he is brilliant with my childrener versteht sich großartig mit meinen Kindern; to be brilliant at something/doing somethingetw hervorragend können/tun können
sunshine, light, eyes, colourstrahlend
excl (inf: = great) → super (inf)

brilliant

[ˈbrɪljənt] adj (sunshine) → sfolgorante; (light, idea, person, success) → brillante

brilliant

(ˈbriljənt) adjective
1. very bright. the bird's brilliant feathers.
2. very clever. a brilliant scholar.
ˈbrilliantly adverb
ˈbrilliance noun
1. brightness. the brilliance of the moon.
2. cleverness. his brilliance as a surgeon.

brilliant

رائِع geniální glimrende glänzend υπέροχος brillante loistava génial sjajan brillante 光り輝く 빛나는 briljant strålende genialny brilhante блестящий strålande พรายแสง ฉลาดเยี่ยม pırıl pırıl rất thông minh 卓越的
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They had a charming time, for THE SEVEN CASTLES OF THE DIAMOND LAKE was as brilliant and wonderful as heart could wish.
Though from what Professor Bumper said I know he regards Professor Beecher as a perfectly honorable man, as well as a brilliant student.
We were talking about what it is like to spend one's childhood in little towns like these, buried in wheat and corn, under stimulating extremes of climate: burning summers when the world lies green and billowy beneath a brilliant sky, when one is fairly stifled in vegetation, in the color and smell of strong weeds and heavy harvests; blustery winters with little snow, when the whole country is stripped bare and gray as sheet-iron.
Her letter was brilliant and brimming with cheerfulness.
This certainly is a rare and brilliant instance of those natural qualities in which these peculiar people are said to excel," he answered.
There was a carpet on the floor, originally of rich texture, but so worn and faded in these latter years that its once brilliant figure had quite vanished into one indistinguishable hue.
It is that of the Collector, our gallant old General, who, after his brilliant military service, subsequently to which he had ruled over a wild Western territory, had come hither, twenty years before, to spend the decline of his varied and honourable life.
The forests had put on their sober brown and yellow, while some trees of the tenderer kind had been nipped by the frosts into brilliant dyes of orange, purple, and scarlet.
Meanwhile there had been, on the part of my pupils, no more brilliant, more exemplary morning.
You must go to New Bedford to see a brilliant wedding; for, they say, they have reservoirs of oil in every house, and every night recklessly burn their lengths in spermaceti candles.
Nor smile so, while I write that this little black was brilliant, for even blackness has its brilliancy; behold yon lustrous ebony, panelled in king's cabinets.
The very first Sunday they had all been taken to mass; and poor as they were, Elzbieta had felt it advisable to invest a little of her resources in a representation of the babe of Bethlehem, made in plaster, and painted in brilliant colors.