brilliant brilliant  /b ˈrɪl jənt/


  1. (adj) of surpassing excellence
  2. (adj) having or marked by unusual and impressive intelligence
  3. (adj) characterized by grandeur
  4. (adj) having striking color
  5. (adj) full of light; shining intensely
  6. (adj) clear and sharp and ringing


  1. He was brilliant, excessive, maudlin, tacky and possibly criminal, but you could never ignore him.
  2. In between, the pair nearly brought Cosa Nostra to its knees with a new methodical approach, as brilliant as it was brave, to unlocking the Mob's code of silence.
  3. It is like a brilliant brief by a very clever lawyer who is fortified rather than handicapped by knowing that his client did commit the murder, and even where the body is buried.


  1. My Brilliant Divorce , Starring Mary Testa, Plays Asolo Rep's Mertz Theatre Beginning June 23

    Mary Testa stars in My Brilliant Divorce, a one-woman play by Geraldine Anron, at the Asolo Rep's Mertz Theatre.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Playbill

  2. 4 Big Data Trends That Change Everything

    Over the past few weeks I?ve heard many recipes for what will drive business success and yet firms large and small continue to struggle with how to jumpstart growth. Brilliant speakers at the Brandworks Conference (run by Lindsey, Stone and Briggs) in May and at the Cloud Computing and Big Data Expo and the World Innovation Forum (WIFNY) both in New York last week provided insights that must ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. Diamond Jubilee Stakes 2013 Payouts: Full Breakdown of Earnings for Each Horse

    Lethal Force ran a brilliant race on Saturday at Ascot Racecourse in England, winning the 2013 Diamond Jubilee Stakes, via BBC Sport : 2011 Jubilee Stakes winner Society Rock was the odds-on favorite coming in at 4-1, but he wasn't able to win for a second time, coming up short for the second straight year after finishing second behind Lethal Force. Krypton Factor placed in third, overcoming ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report


  1. "We have been messy. We've had spells with brilliant attacks, yet we forgot to score," Van Marwijk said. "That though, can change within a match."
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Bert van Marwijk Source: The Associated Press

  2. "The Germans have played a brilliant World Cup so far," Iniesta said. "We're also at the top of our game, I think. It will be a game between two rivals who enjoy having the ball and I think it will be a beautiful battle."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Andres Iniesta Source: The Associated Press

  3. "Senator Obama opposed the new strategy, and, after promising not to, voted to deny funds to the soldiers who have done a brilliant and brave job of carrying it out," McCain said.
    on Jun 3, 2004 By: John McCain Source: Newsday

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