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brilliance definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a light within the field of vision that is brighter than the brightness to which the eyes are adapted; "a glare of sunlight" [syn: glare, blaze, brilliance]
2: the quality of being magnificent or splendid or grand; "for magnificence and personal service there is the Queen's hotel"; "his `Hamlet' lacks the brilliance that one expects"; "it is the university that gives the scene its stately splendor"; "an imaginative mix of old-fashioned grandeur and colorful art"; "advertisers capitalize on the grandness and elegance it brings to their products" [syn: magnificence, brilliance, splendor, splendour, grandeur, grandness]
3: unusual mental ability [syn: brilliance, genius]

Merriam Webster's

noun Date: 1755 the quality or state of being brilliant

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (also brilliancy) 1 great brightness; sparkling or radiant quality. 2 outstanding talent or intelligence.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

see brilliant

Moby Thesaurus

Babylonian splendor, Technicolor, ability, acuity, acuteness, address, adeptness, adroitness, airmanship, aptitude, aptness, artfulness, artisanship, artistry, aura, blare, blaze, blaze of glory, blazing light, blinding light, braininess, bravura, bright color, bright light, brightness, brilliancy, brilliant light, burst of light, capability, capacity, charisma, clear thinking, cleverness, color, colorfulness, command, competence, control, coordination, craft, craftsmanship, cunning, dazzle, dazzling light, deftness, dexterity, dexterousness, dextrousness, diplomacy, efficiency, effulgence, elaborateness, elegance, envelope, esprit, expertise, facetiousness, facility, finesse, flair, flamboyance, flood of light, fulgor, funniness, gaiety, genius, giftedness, gifts, glamour, glare, glaring light, glitter, gloriousness, glory, gorgeousness, grace, grandeur, grandiosity, grandness, grip, halo, handiness, heavenliness, horsemanship, humorousness, illustriousness, imposingness, impressiveness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, intellect, intelligence, intensity, jocoseness, jocularity, joking, joshing, keen-wittedness, keenness, know-how, lavishness, light, luster, luxuriousness, luxury, magic, magnificence, majesty, marksmanship, mastership, mastery, mental alertness, mercurial mind, mystique, native cleverness, nimble mind, nimble-wittedness, nimbleness, nimbus, nobility, nous, numinousness, pleasantry, plushness, poshness, practical ability, precocity, proficiency, proudness, prowess, pungency, pure color, quick parts, quick thinking, quick wit, quick-wittedness, quickness, radiance, radiancy, radiant splendor, ravishingness, readiness, ready wit, refulgence, refulgency, resource, resourcefulness, resplendence, resplendency, richness, ritziness, sagacity, saltiness, saturation, savoir-faire, savvy, seamanship, sharp-wittedness, sharpness, skill, skillfulness, smartness, smarts, sparkle, splendidness, splendiferousness, splendor, splendorousness, splendrousness, sprightly wit, state, stateliness, streaming light, style, sublimity, sumptuousness, tact, tactfulness, talent, technical brilliance, technical mastery, technical skill, technique, timing, virtuosity, vividness, wit, wittiness, wizardry, workmanship


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