Antonyms for brilliant:
Synonyms for brilliant:
inquiring, pointy-headed, intuitive, owlish, lively, perceptive, beamy, jewel, pearly, Irradiant, glittery, discerning, precocious, illuminated, academic, glossy, sage, metallic, piercing, refulgent, receptive, jazzy, diamond, glassy, red hot, penetrating, glary, strong, clear-sighted, sunny, sapient, able, inquisitive, harsh, donnish, rapier, aglow, silken, agile, lambent, beautiful, Splendorous, slick, original, polished, vibrant, lucent, sparkly, learned, satiny, imaginative, reflective, razor-sharp, silky, waxy, spangled, gilded, percipient, noble, glazed.
Other synonyms and related words:
glary, sapient, flamboyant, bestselling, shiny, glassy, illuminated, benign, auspicious, flaming, magnificent, swimmingly, beautiful, lively, percipient, resplendent, glittery, polished, meteoric, apt, fast, precocious, lifelike, sparkly, keen, splendid, intuitive, gem, aglow, showy, propitious, pictorial, satiny, fortunate, sheeny, jewel, gemstone, conspicuous, refulgent, sunny, penetrating, top-rated, effulgent, proud, golden, agile, ablaze, harsh, able, slick, superior, Kenspeckle, impressive, towering, fine, glazed, good, razor-sharp, bold, nimble, striking, discerning, fulgent, ringing, first class, imaginative, colourful, reflective, silken, halcyon, diamond, Sharp-witted, undimmed, remarkable, Splendorous, superb, banner, candescent, noble, Bedazzling, lucent, academic, silky, perceptive, leading, thriving, exceptional, fair, huge, famous, fantabulous, rock, silvery, owlish, excellent, distinguished, learned, hyperintelligent, sage, lethal, beamy, inquiring, alert, smart as a whip, burnished, reverberant, ultrasmart, Irradiant, original, commanding, multicolored, lambent, alight, strong, ascendant, graphic, prominent, vibrant, arresting, splendiferous, light, waxy, successful, inquisitive, bodacious, supersmart, clear-sighted, gorgeous, clear, glorious, favorable, lighted, ahead, glossy.
fluorescent, incandescent, sparkling, glowing, vivid, flaring, blazing, glistening, flashing, beaming, radiating, well lit, hued, luminescent, lucid, blinding, lustrous, scintillating, lucent, glinting, garish, lurid, illuminating, silvery, luminous, dazzling, phosphorescent, shimmering, glaring, gleaming, radiant, neon, bright, fiery, shining, glittering.
stained, hued, rainbow-like, vivid, multicolored, rich, tinted, painted, spectral, High-colored, lurid, dyed, chromatic, inky, shaded, colorful, colored, full-colored, gaudy, bright-hued, intense, florid, garish.
famous, outstanding (adjective)
knowledgeable, sharp, sophisticated, knowing, Comprehending, canny, perspicacious, capable, erudite, intellectual, intelligent, sagacious, clever, wise, bright, astute, keen, encyclopedic, brainy, worldly, genius, gifted, smart, cogent, profound.
shining, glowing in appearance (adjective)
effulgent, incandescent, ablaze, scintillating, intense, resplendent, glossy, refulgent, sparkling, dazzling, gleaming, fulgent, luminous, lustrous, lambent, bright, vivid, glittering, lucent, radiant, showy.
halcyon, banner, breakout, successful, established, Vaunted, triumphant, look back, lethal, top-rated, golden, meteoric, all-right, huge, productive, bestselling, towering, growth, big, ahead, upwardly mobile, go-go, leading, ascendant, swimmingly, undefeated, thriving, self-made, bumper, well-established, high-flying.
very intelligent (adjective)
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
Sense 5 (noun)
Sense 6 (noun)
precious stone (noun)
Usage examples for brilliant:
- He was all- round brilliant. - "Your Boys", Gipsy Smith.
- I went to see her about this young man- this Melton, and Lady Merritty told me she believed he had most brilliant expectations. - "Lady Maude's Mania", George Manville Fenn.
- He could no longer think of himself as very young, alas, and if his position was not so brilliant as it ought to be he could no longer justify it by calling it a struggle. - "A London Life; The Patagonia; The Liar; Mrs. Temperly", Henry James.