Brilliant vs Knowing - What's the difference?
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Brilliant is a related term of knowing.
As adjectives the difference between brilliant and knowing
is that brilliant
is shining brightly while knowing
is possessing knowledge or understanding; intelligent.
As nouns the difference between brilliant and knowing
is that brilliant
is a finely cut gemstone, especially a diamond, having many facets while knowing
is the act or condition of having knowledge.
As a verb knowing is
(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.
Possessing knowledge or understanding; intelligent.
Shrewd or showing clever awareness.
- The knowing and intelligent part of the world.
Suggestive of private knowledge.
- a knowing rascal
The act or condition of having knowledge.
* 2009 , Gilbert Ryle, The Concept of Mind: 60th Anniversary Edition (page 194)
- Sensations then, are not perceivings, observings or findings; they are not detectings, scannings or inspectings; they are not apprehendings, cognisings, intuitings or knowings .