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
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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

work brilliant work exceptional work
performance brilliant performance exceptional performance
people brilliant people exceptional people
piece brilliant piece exceptional piece
Other nouns: effect, moment, example, shot, 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.
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