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brilliantly

[ bril-yuh nt ]SEE DEFINITION OF brilliantly
  • adv.very bright
  • adv.in an intelligent manner

Synonyms for brilliantly

  • brightly
  • blazingly
  • radiantly
  • shiningly
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Antonyms for brilliantly

  • unintelligently
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRILLIANTLY

The history of that controversy has been brilliantly told by Hazlitt.

At his left, not a hundred steps away, was a room, brilliantly lighted.

There was a crush in the brilliantly lighted reception-rooms of the Elysée.

The Baron de Naarboveck's mansion was brilliantly illuminated.

I remember when I crossed the court how brilliantly the stars shone.

The light came from a magnificent house, brilliantly illuminated.

It was brought out at Munich in January, 1781, and was brilliantly successful.

It was brilliantly lighted, and with a good many people lounging about.

The late Prince Metternich played well, but not brilliantly.

And once, we may be sure, it sparkled in the eyes of Kratzer's portrait as brilliantly as in his own.

WORD ORIGIN

1680s, from French brilliant "sparkling, shining" present participle of briller "to shine" (16c.), from Italian brillare "sparkle, whirl," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *berillare "to shine like a beryl," from berillus "beryl, precious stone," from Latin beryllus (see beryl). In reference to diamonds (1680s) it means a flat-topped cut invented 17c. by Venetian cutter Vincenzo Peruzzi.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BRILLIANTLY

brightly

adverbhappily
  • brilliantly
  • cheerfully
  • colorfully
  • joyfully
  • merrily
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