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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bruntnoun

    main force of a blow etc

    "bore the brunt of the attack"


  1. bruntnoun

    The full adverse effects of; the chief consequences or negative results of a thing or event.

    Etymology: From brundr/brundtið or bruna.

  2. bruntnoun

    The major part of; the bulk.

    Etymology: From brundr/brundtið or bruna.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bruntverb

    the heat, or utmost violence, of an onset; the strength or greatest fury of any contention; as, the brunt of a battle

  2. Bruntverb

    the force of a blow; shock; collision

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Brunt

    brunt, n. the shock of an onset or contest: the force of a blow: the chief stress or crisis of anything.—v.t. to bear the brunt of. [Ice. bruna, to advance like fire, is usually given; Dr Murray suggests that it may be an onomatopœia of Eng. itself (cf. Dunt), or connected with burnt—Scot. brunt.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. brunt

    The troops who sustain the principal shock of the enemy in action are said to bear the brunt of the battle.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brunt in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Brunt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Brunt in a Sentence

  1. Cabot Phillips:

    The university punishes students based on how controversial or offensive their words are. Well, by nature, the most controversial ideas will be the ones that are least present, and in college campuses it’s overwhelmingly conservative ideas that are not present, so it’s going to be conservative students that are facing the brunt of this, any student, it doesn’t matter political affiliation, no student should have to fear bringing up ideas that may make people a little uncomfortable.

  2. Ori Hershkovitz:

    The minute biotech gets pummeled, Bristol bears the brunt.

  3. Manuel Pardos:

    We weren't expecting consumers to have to bear the brunt of a war between banks.

  4. Bradley Cooper:

    At 18 I was a prep cook in between high school and college ... at a seafood Italian restaurant ... I was at the bottom of the hierarchy at that point, so you definitely bear the brunt of everybody's frustration, in the kitchen I feel very comfortable so that was a great thing. I think it helped because we had no cooking doubles we did all the cooking, and it was a functioning kitchen.

  5. Euripides, Hippolytus, 428 B.C.:

    There is one thing alonethat stands the brunt of life throughout its course:a quiet conscience.

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    the act of making a noisy disturbance
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