brunt

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noun \ ˈbrənt \

Definition of brunt

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 :the greater part :burden

Examples of brunt in a Sentence

  1. the brunt of the responsibility fell on her shoulders

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Origin and Etymology of brunt

Middle English



BRUNT Defined for Kids

brunt

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noun \ ˈbrənt \

Definition of brunt for Students

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


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