Amazing vs Brilliant - What's the difference?

amazing | brilliant |


As adjectives the difference between amazing and brilliant

is that amazing is causing wonder and amazement; possessing uniquely wonderful qualities while brilliant is shining brightly.

As a verb amazing

is .

As a noun brilliant is

a finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets.

amazing

English

Verb

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  • * 1848 , John Bunyan and Robert Philip, The Greatness of the Soul: And the Unspeakableness of the Loss Thereof , page 29, T. Nelson
  • How many things have men found out to the amazing of one another, to the wonderment of one another, to the begetting of endless commendations of one another in the world
  • * 1909 , John Fryer and William Crooke, A New Account of East India and Persia: Being Nine Years' Travels, 1672-1681 , page 92, Hakluyt Society
  • Fancies to be persuaded of the confused Articulation of Multitudes met as in a Fair, conversing and making a chattering, to the amazing of them all.
  • * 1996 August 5, Tim Behrendsen, "Tim Behrendsen Lost and Spaced THE FINAL TRY", rec.games.computer.quake.misc, Usenet
  • Amazing is judged relative what already exists, and Quake has the best underwater effects so far.
  • * 1997 November 30, Sir Frederick, "Pro-Mormons are amazing also", alt.religion.mormon.fellowship, Usenet
  • Reality, especially God's Reality is amazing. For instance that there is something rather than nothing is amazing. [... ] Amazing is amazing.
  • * 1999 July 13, Irma Dobkin and Mary Jo Peterson, Gracious Spaces , page xix, McGraw-Hill Professional
  • The amazing is happening.
  • * 2000 March 24, "Shadow", "Return of the Fulgore Rant!", alt.fan.dragons, Usenet
  • All that is impossibly amazing is considered nothing, and the impossibly amazing is considered normal.
  • * 2001 February 3, Brian, "D3 weird FPS", alt.games.descent Usenet
  • The amazing is that, in EXACTLY the same situation, the demo2 doesn't show this problem.
  • * 2003 June 23, Thomas Bernhard, Three Novellas , page 31, University of Chicago Press
  • Everything that amazes has its method, until we notice that the amazing is not amazing, has no method.
  • * 2004 October 23, MgClearwater, "George says: Joe and Brian stay..", alt.sports.baseball.ny-yankees, Usenet
  • Sheffield is an amazing athlete, how much of the amazing is provided from the Chemlab.
  • * 2006 May 16, Simon Baird, "monkeyGTD is amazing- a few questions and suggestions", GTD TiddlyWiki, Google goups
  • Cool! Of course 99% of the amazing is due to the "powered by TiddlyWiki" part of MonkeyGTD.. :)

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Causing wonder and amazement; possessing uniquely wonderful qualities.
  • Synonyms

    * See

    Derived terms

    * amazingly * amazingness

    References

    * *

    brilliant

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Shining brightly.
  • the brilliant lights along the promenade
  • (of a colour) Both bright and saturated.
  • butterflies with brilliant blue wings
  • (of a voice or sound) having a sharp, clear tone
  • Of surpassing excellence.
  • The actor's performance in the play was simply brilliant .
  • Magnificent or wonderful.
  • Highly intelligent.
  • She is a brilliant scientist.

    Synonyms

    * (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

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • This snuffbox — on the hinge see brilliants shine.
  • * 1891 , Arthur Conan Doyle, A Case of Identity
  • “And the ring?” I asked, glancing at a remarkable brilliant which sparkled upon his finger.
  • (printing) A small size of type.
  • A kind of cotton goods, figured on the weaving.