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Are "brilliant" & "white" both adjectives (in this case), or not? Is it good to end a sentence with several adjectives when noun is absent? Is it used only in informal English, or also in formal?

She was dressed in brilliant white.

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    Do note that white functions as a noun here. Nov 24, 2021 at 21:59

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In your example, "white" is a noun. Colours can be adjectives or nouns.

Example as an adjective:

She was dressed in a brilliant white dress.

Saying "she was dressed in white" is like saying "she was dressed in cotton" or "...in silk".

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