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brilliant

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Adjective

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Positive
brilliant

Comparative
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  1. shining brightly
    the brilliant lights along the promenade
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) both light and saturated
    butterflies with brilliant blue wings
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) having a sharp, clear tone
  4. of surpassing excellence (primarily UK usage)
    The actor's performance in the play was simply brilliant.
  5. magnificent or wonderful (primarily UK usage)
  6. highly intelligent
    She is a brilliant scientist.

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Noun

Singular
brilliant

Plural
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  1. a finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets
    • 1891: “And the ring?” I asked, glancing at a remarkable brilliant which sparkled upon his finger. — Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘A Case Of Identity’ (Norton 2005 p.76)

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Etymology

French brillant.

Noun

brilliant

  1. brilliant.

Declension

References

  • Useinov & Mireev Dictionary, Simferopol, Dolya, 2002 [1]

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