The versatility of the word “brilliant” is astounding.

One can call a person or idea “brilliant.”

“Brilliant!” As an exclamation indicates a discovery.

The French “brilliant” signals something shining or dazzling.

And there is always the brilliance of the Southern sun that envelopes the trees with its rays, even in our current winter.

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  1. And the British use “Brilliant” in the same manner that we Americans use “great.” “That was a brilliant play (dinner, comment, thought, etc). And it is also used as a pejorative. “Brilliant” (accompanied by eye rolling) from teenagers to their parents.

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