Known for her unforgiving portraits, she brilliantly catches her subjects off guard, teasing out their flaws and contradictions.
A few months ago, I had an argument with a friend, a brilliantly smart Los Angeles-based producer and television flunkie.
It was the biggest success New World had had up to that date, and brilliantly combined horror with comedy.
1680s, from French brilliant "sparkling, shining" present participle of briller "to shine" (16c.), from Italian brillare "sparkle, whirl," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *berillare "to shine like a beryl," from berillus "beryl, precious stone," from Latin beryllus (see beryl). In reference to diamonds (1680s) it means a flat-topped cut invented 17c. by Venetian cutter Vincenzo Peruzzi.
Excellent: Go outside for lunch? Brilliant!