Brilliant and Exceptional


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Brilliant adjective – Having or showing quickness of mind.
Usage example: a brilliant boy who left for college at the age of 16

Exceptional is a synonym for brilliant in splendid topic. In some cases you can use "Exceptional" instead an adjective "Brilliant", when it comes to topics like excellent, superb, famous.
Nearby Words: brilliance, brilliantly, brilliancy
Synonyms for Brilliant


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Exceptional adjective – Having or showing quickness of mind.
Usage example: a special school for exceptional children

Brilliant is a synonym for exceptional. You can use "Brilliant" instead the word "Exceptional" as an adjective or a noun.
Nearby Words: exception, exceptionally, exceptionable, exceptionality, exceptive
Synonyms for Exceptional

Things that words describes

character brilliant character exceptional character
work brilliant work exceptional work
performance brilliant performance exceptional performance
people brilliant people exceptional people
Other nouns: writer, effect, moment, way, example, shot, genius, pilot, fighter, writing, player, swordsman.

Both words in one sentence

  • What makes Take Refuge outstanding is its exceptional psychological credibility that captures the readers’ attention and makes them empathize with the characters of a brilliant hurt/comfort story.
  • She's incredibly misogynistic and shows complete contempt for women, but believes herself to be an exceptional, reasonable and brilliant ruler, even though its quite obvious she's a cruel, incompetent tyrant.
  • While that trope demands uniqueness, this one required exceptional genius at something in particular—if there happened to be five brilliant physicists, the character acting out this trope would still have as much trouble killing them as if there were only one at that level.
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