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English definition of “brilliant”

brilliant

adjective (VERY GOOD)    /ˈbrɪl.i.ənt/ UK informal
A2 very good: "Did you like the film ?" "I thought it was brilliant." She's got a brilliant sense of humour . Oh, brilliant! My parcel's arrived .Extremely good brilliantly     /-li/ adverb B2 He seems to do everything brilliantly - piano playing , skiing , sailing .IntelligencePerceptive
(Definition of brilliant adjective (VERY GOOD) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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