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English definition of “brilliant”

brilliant

adjective (CLEVER)    /ˈbrɪl.i.ənt/
B1 extremely clever or skilled : Her mother was a brilliant scientist . He gave a brilliant performance . The idea was quite brilliant. She seemed to have a brilliant career ahead of her (= was likely to be extremely successful ).IntelligencePerceptive brilliantly     /-li/ adverb B2 He seems to do everything brilliantly - piano playing , skiing , sailing .IntelligencePerceptive
(Definition of brilliant adjective (CLEVER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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