AskDefine | Define brunt

Dictionary Definition

brunt n : main force of a blow etc; "bore the brunt of the attack"

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. The full adverse effects of; the chief consequences or negative results of a thing or event.
    • Unfortunately, poor areas such as those in New Orleans bore the brunt of Hurricane Katrina's winds.
  2. The major part of; the bulk.
    • If you feel tired of walking, just think of the poor donkey who has carried the brunt of our load.



  1. sv-adj-form-abs-indef-n brun

Extensive Definition

Brunt is a common surname:
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