brunt


brunt

noun \ˈbrənt\

Definition of BRUNT

1
:  the principal force, shock, or stress (as of an attack)
2
:  the greater part :  burden

Examples of BRUNT

  1. <the brunt of the responsibility fell on her shoulders>

Origin of BRUNT

Middle English
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with BRUNT

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: bruschetta
Previous Word in the Dictionary: Brunswick stew
All Words Near: brunt

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up brunt? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More