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Synonyms of brilliant in English:


  • 1 a brilliant student
    intelligent, bright, clever, smart, astute, acute, brainy, intellectual, profound;
    skilful, able, expert, adept, elite, superior, crack, choice, first-class, first-rate, excellent;
    educated, scholarly, learned, erudite, cerebral;
    informal brainy, genius
    North American informal whip-smart
    [Antonyms] stupid, untalented
  • 2British informal we had a brilliant time
    excellent, marvellous, superb, very good, first-rate, first-class, wonderful, outstanding, exceptional, magnificent, splendid, superlative, matchless, peerless
    British informal brill, bosting
    US informal on fleek
    Australian/New Zealand informal bonzer
    British informal, dated spiffing, topping, top-hole, wizard
    [Antonyms] bad
  • 3 a shaft of brilliant light
    bright, shining, blazing, dazzling, light;
    literary irradiant, lucent, effulgent, refulgent, fulgent, lucid, glistering, coruscating, lambent, fulgurant, fulgurating, fulgurous
    [Antonyms] dark, gloomy
  • 4 a grassy meadow of brilliant green
    vivid, intense, bright, blazing, dazzling
    [Antonyms] dark, dull
  • 5 a brilliant display
    superb, magnificent, splendid, impressive, remarkable, exceptional, glorious, illustrious
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