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- Rhymes: -ʌnt
brunt (plural brunts)
- 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.
- 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
- Though the storm raged up the East Coast, it has become increasingly apparent that New Jersey took the brunt of it.
- 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.
- absolute indefinite neuter form of brun.