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brilliance

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of brilliance

  1. 1 the quality or state of having or giving off light the brilliance of the flash from the camera was so intense that I was blinded for a moment afterwards Synonyms of brilliance brightness, brilliancy, candor, dazzle, effulgence, illumination, lambency, lightness, luminance, luminosity, luminousness, luster (or lustre), lustrousness, radiance, refulgence, splendor Words Related to brilliance blaze, flare, flash, flicker, light; fluorescence, incandescence, luminescence; burnish, gloss, polish, sheen, shine, shininess; fire, flame, glare, glow; flash, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, scintillation, shimmer, sparkle, twinkle Near Antonyms of brilliance dimness, gloominess, somberness; cloudiness, haziness, murkiness, obscureness, obscurity; colorlessness, grayness, lackluster, paleness, shadiness, shadowiness Antonyms of brilliance blackness, dark, darkness, dullness (also dulness), duskiness

  2. 2 impressiveness of beauty on a large scale the brilliance of the palace is really quite staggering Synonyms of brilliance augustness, magnificence, gloriousness, glory, gorgeousness, grandeur, grandness, majesty, nobility, nobleness, resplendence, resplendency, splendidness, splendiferousness, splendor, stateliness, stupendousness, sublimeness, superbnessWords Related to brilliance awesomeness, formidability, marvelousness, wonderfulness, wondrousness; dignity, elegance, grace; lavishness, luxuriance, luxuriousness, luxury, opulence, princeliness, richness, sumptuousness; grandiosity, ostentation, pretentiousness; elaborateness, flashiness, gaudiness, ornateness, poshness, ritziness, showiness, swankiness; extraordinariness, remarkableness



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