brilliant ADJECTIVE 1) (of light or colour) very bright or vivid. 2) exceptionally clever or talented. 3) Brit. informal excellent; marvellous.
DERIVATIVES brilliance (also brilliancy) noun brilliantly adverb.
ORIGIN French brillant, from briller 'shine' , probably from Latin beryllus 'beryl' .

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