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
the brunt of the responsibility fell on her shoulders
Origin and Etymology of brunt
First Known Use: 1769
BRUNT Defined for Kids
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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