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: 15th century



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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