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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. main force of a blow etc;
- Example: "bore the brunt of the attack"

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Brunt \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 battle. [1913 Webster] 2. The force of a blow; shock; collision. "And heavy brunt of cannon ball." --Hudibras. [1913 Webster] It is instantly and irrecoverably scattered by our first brunt with some real affair of common life. --I. Taylor. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

brunt n 1: main force of a blow etc; "bore the brunt of the attack"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

37 Moby Thesaurus words for "brunt": appulse, bulldozing, bulling, bump, burden, cannon, carambole, carom, clash, collision, concussion, crack-up, crash, crump, crunch, encounter, full force, hammering, impact, impingement, mauling, meeting, onslaught, onus, percussion, ramming, shock, sideswipe, sledgehammering, smash, smash-up, smashing, stress, thrusting, violence, weight, whomp