brunt

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse brundr or 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, “New Jersey reels from storm's thrashing”, in The New York Times[1]:
      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.