• adjective: very bright
  • often used in a joking or ironic way to describe a foolish idea, action, etc.
  • synonyms: shining, glittering, splendid


  • It is a 'brilliant' [='fabulous'] film. You really must see it.

  • It was 'brilliant' of you to leave your passport at home!

  • She acted 'brilliantly' in her first film.

Movie clips

Movie quotes

  • (..) Careful. I'm the last friend you've got. At least I got to tell them what they really are. Yes, brilliant speech. They'll be talking about it for days to come. Didn't realize you'd die for pride. Don't give up on me (..)
    2014 TvShow: Game of Thrones Title: Mockingbird Season: 4 Episode 7
  • (..) Andy, good for you. Congratulations. You're free. - Yeah. Well, listen, I'll call you later. - Okay. Hello. I'm brilliant. No, really. - Monuments should be erected in my honor. - You didn't. Oh, yes. A friend of a friend does the cover art... and she happens (..)
    2006 The Devil Wears Prada
  • (..) - This show is amazing. I am so proud of you. - Thank you. Okay, start with the photos in the back and work your way forward. That is the way I designed it. It is brilliant. - You will love it. - Of course. And you, I have somebody I want you to meet, okay? Ooh, art and sex. Lead the way. (..)
    2006 The Devil Wears Prada