- The definition of brunt means the main shock or responsibility.
- An example of a brunt is the hardest hit part of a car in an accident.
- An example of a brunt is having the main responsibility for all of the parts of a group project.
- the shock (of an attack) or impact (of a blow)
- the heaviest or hardest part: to bear the brunt of the blame
Origin of bruntMiddle English bront ; from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Old Norse bruna, to rush
- The main impact or force, as of an attack.
- The main burden: bore the brunt of the household chores.
Origin of bruntMiddle English, perhaps of Scandinavian origin.
- 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.
- 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.
From Old Norse brundr/brundtið (“oestrus, rut”) or bruna (“to rush”).