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brilliance

  
, brilliancy  
      n  
1    great brightness; radiance  
2    excellence or distinction in physical or mental ability; exceptional talent  
3    splendour; magnificence  
the brilliance of the royal court     
4      (Physics)      a former term for       luminance  
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brilliance

  
, brilliancy  
1    blaze, brightness, dazzle, effulgence, gleam, glitter, intensity, luminosity, lustre, radiance, refulgence, resplendence, sheen, sparkle, vividness  
2    acuity, aptitude, braininess, cleverness, distinction, excellence, genius, giftedness, greatness, inventiveness, talent, wisdom  
3    éclat, gilt, glamour, gorgeousness, grandeur, illustriousness, magnificence, pizzazz or pizazz     (informal)   splendour  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    darkness, dimness, dullness, obscurity, paleness, thickness  
3    folly, idiocy, inanity, incompetence, ineptitude, silliness, simple-mindedness, stupidity  

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