brunt

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noun \ˈbrənt\

Definition of brunt

  1. 1 :  the principal force, shock, or stress (as of an attack) bear the brunt of the storm the brunt of the struggle with the German army fell upon the Russians — Walter Lippmann

  2. 2 :  the greater part :  burden

Examples of brunt in a sentence

  1. the brunt of the responsibility fell on her shoulders

Origin and Etymology of brunt

Middle English


First Known Use: 1769



BRUNT Defined for Kids

brunt

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noun \ˈbrənt\

Definition of brunt for Students

  1. :  the main force or stress (as of an attack) The coast received the brunt of the storm.



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