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1‘a brilliant student’
gifted, talented, virtuoso, genius, accomplished, ingenious, masterly, inventive, creative
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
2‘we had a brilliant time’
excellent, marvellous, superb, very good, first-rate, first-class, wonderful, outstanding, exceptional, magnificent, splendid, superlative, matchless, peerless
British informal great, terrific, tremendous, smashing, fantastic, sensational, stellar, fabulous, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, ace, fab, A1, cool, awesome, amazeballs, magic, wicked, tip-top, top-notch, out of sight, out of this world, way-out, capital
British informal brill, bosting
British US informal on fleek
Australian British NZ informal bonzer
British informal, dated spiffing, topping, top-hole, wizard
3‘a shaft of brilliant light’
bright, shining, blazing, dazzling, light
vivid, intense, ablaze, beaming, gleaming, glaring, luminous, lustrous, luminescent, radiant, incandescent, phosphorescent, scintillating, resplendent
literary irradiant, lucent, effulgent, refulgent, fulgent, lucid, glistering, coruscating, lambent, fulgurant, fulgurating, fulgurous
4‘a grassy meadow of brilliant green’
vivid, intense, bright, blazing, dazzling
5‘a brilliant display’
superb, magnificent, splendid, impressive, remarkable, exceptional, glorious, illustrious
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