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Adjective: brilliant  bril-yunt [N. Amer], bri-lee-unt [Brit]
  1. Of surpassing excellence
    "a brilliant performance";
    - superb, magnificent
     
  2. Having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
    "a brilliant mind";
    - brainy, smart as a whip
     
  3. Characterized by grandeur
    "the brilliant court life at Versailles";
    - glorious, magnificent, splendid, majestic
     
  4. Having striking colour
    "brilliant tapestries";
    - bright, vivid
     
  5. Full of light; shining intensely
    "a brilliant star"; "brilliant chandeliers"
     
  6. Clear and sharp and ringing
    "the brilliant sound of the trumpets";
    - bright

See also: bright, clever-clever, colorful [US], colourful [Brit, Cdn], impressive, intelligent, reverberant, superior

Encyclopedia: Brilliant, British Columbia