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Meaning of BRUNT

Pronunciation:  brunt

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  main force of a blow etc; "bore the brunt of the attack"

BRUNT is a 5 letter word that starts with B.


 See Also: force, forcefulness, strength



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Brunt\ (br[u^]nt), n. [OE. brunt, bront, fr. Icel. bruna
to rush; cf. Icel. brenna to burn. Cf. {Burn}, v. t.]
1. The heat, or utmost violence, of an onset; the strength or
   greatest fury of any contention; as, the brunt of a

2. The force of a blow; shock; collision. ``And heavy brunt
   of cannon ball.'' --Hudibras.

         It is instantly and irrecoverably scattered by our
         first brunt with some real affair of common life.
                                               --I. Taylor.

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