Afire vs Brilliant - What's the difference?
| Related terms
Afire is a related term of brilliant.
As adjectives the difference between afire and brilliant
is that afire
is on fire while brilliant
is shining brightly.
As a noun brilliant is
a finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets.
, author=Edgar Rice Burroughs
, title=The Chessmen of Mars
, publisher=The Gutenberg Project
, passage=… if I were a young man I should doubtless be willing to set all Barsoom afire
to win you,…
(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.