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Definition of "brunt" []

  • The main impact or force, as of an attack. (noun)
  • The main burden: bore the brunt of the household chores. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "brunt" in a sentence
  • "So, the brunt is that the apologists are clinging to the argument that the president can declare a war and then has carte blanche to do as he pleases in the name of this war without any oversight at all."
  • "But Vivendi will have to shoulder the short-term brunt of the acquisition -- which comes on top of the €2.2 billion it will pay out as part of the Activision deal."
  • "The main brunt falls on the Army and the Civil Police, but I would make it clear that without the assistance of the Air Force, operations in Malaya would be very much more difficult."