the brilliance of the sunshine

brightness, vividness, intensity, sparkle, glitter, blaze, luminosity, radiance

a philosopher of great brilliance

genius, intelligence, talent, ability, prowess, skill, expertise, aptitude, flair, wisdom, intellect

the brilliance of Paris

splendour, magnificence, grandeur, resplendence, glory
dullness, stupidity, simplicity, lowliness

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