Brilliant vs Beamy - What's the difference?
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Brilliant is a related term of beamy.
As adjectives the difference between brilliant and beamy
is that brilliant
is shining brightly while beamy
is resembling a beam in size and weight; massy.
As a noun brilliant
is a finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets.
(of a colour) Both bright and saturated.
- the brilliant lights along the promenade
(of a voice or sound) having a sharp, clear tone
Of surpassing excellence.
- butterflies with brilliant blue wings
Magnificent or wonderful.
- The actor's performance in the play was simply brilliant .
- She is a brilliant scientist.
* (shining brightly) glittering, shining
* (surpassing excellence) excellent, distinctive, striking, superb (obsolete except in UK usage)
* (magnificent or wonderful) exceptional, glorious, magnificent, marvellous/marvelous, splendid, wonderful (obsolete except in UK usage)
* (highly intelligent) brainy, ingenious
* See also
A finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets.
* Alexander Pope
* 1891 , Arthur Conan Doyle, A Case of Identity
- This snuffbox — on the hinge see brilliants shine.
(printing) A small size of type.
A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.
- “And the ring?” I asked, glancing at a remarkable brilliant which sparkled upon his finger.
Resembling a beam in size and weight; massy.
(archaic) Having horns or antlers.
(nautical) Having much beam or breadth; wide.
Showing or emitting rays of light; beaming; radiant; shining.
(figuratively) Radiant; beamsome; joyous; gladsome.
- beamy stags