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Definition of Brilliant


  1. Sparkling with luster; glittering; very bright; as, a brilliant star.
  2. Distinguished by qualities which excite admiration; splendid; shining; as, brilliant talents.
  3. A diamond or other gem of the finest cut, formed into faces and facets, so as to reflect and refract the light, by which it is rendered more brilliant. It has at the middle, or top, a principal face, called the table, which is surrounded by a number of sloping facets forming a bizet; below, it has a small face or collet, parallel to the table, connected with the girdle by a pavilion of elongated facets. It is thus distinguished from the rose diamond, which is entirely covered with facets on the surface, and is flat below.
  4. The smallest size of type used in England printing.
  5. A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.

Brilliant Quotations

One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung

My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.
Winston Churchill

We are a nation of communities... a brilliant diversity spread like stars, like a thousand points of light in a broad and peaceful sky.
George H. W. Bush

I love the fact that little kids think I'm a witch. A mum might come over and say 'I'm sorry to disturb you, but my daughter thinks you're in 'Harry Potter.'' I'll say 'That's cool' and take the kid aside and say, 'I'm a witch. If you don't listen to your mum, I'm going to haunt you!' It's brilliant. I can scare kids into doing their homework.
Natalia Tena

Being brilliant is no great feat if you respect nothing.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Brilliant Translations

brilliant in Afrikaans is blink, pragtig, skitterend
brilliant in Dutch is glanzend, lumineus, briljant
brilliant in Finnish is loistava
brilliant in German is brillant
brilliant in Italian is geniale, fastoso
brilliant in Portuguese is brilhante
brilliant in Spanish is lucido, genial
brilliant in Swedish is spirituell, lysande, genial, snillrik
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