Synonyms of brilliant in English:

brilliant


See definition of brilliant

adjective

1‘a brilliant student’

SYNONYMS

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

precocious

informal brainy, genius

North American informal whip-smart

ANTONYMS

stupid, untalented

2‘we had a brilliant time’

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

bad

3‘a shaft of brilliant light’

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

dark, gloomy

4‘a grassy meadow of brilliant green’

SYNONYMS

vivid, intense, bright, blazing, dazzling

ANTONYMS

dark, dull

5‘a brilliant display’

SYNONYMS

superb, magnificent, splendid, impressive, remarkable, exceptional, glorious, illustrious