See also: Brunt
brunt (plural brunts)
- The full adverse effects; 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.
- 1862, Arthur Young, John Chalmers Morton, The Farmer's Calendar
- There is an economy in the matter of breakages and repairs, for if the plough should be brought up upon a landfast rock, instead of the brunt coming simply on the draught rope, which would either snap or pull the framework of the plough to pieces, it is, through the pull of the one drum upon the other, immediately spread all over the field wherever the rope goes […]
- The major part of something; 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.