brunt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse brundr/brundtið (oestrus, rut) or bruna (to rush).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brunt (plural brunts)

  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.
    • 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[1]," 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.
  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.

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brunt

  1. neuter singular of brun

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brunt

  1. neuter singular of brun

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

brunt

  1. absolute indefinite neuter form of brun.