blunt vs brunt : Common Errors in English

About blunt vs brunt

Some people mistakenly substitute the adjective “blunt” for the noun ”brunt” in standard expressions like “bear the brunt.” “Brunt” means “main force.”

blunt Meaning(s)

  • (v) make less intense
  • (v) make numb or insensitive
  • (v) make dull or blunt
  • (v) make less sharp
  • (v) make less lively, intense, or vigorous; impair in vigor, force, activity, or sensation
  • (s) having a broad or rounded end
  • (s) used of a knife or other blade; not sharp
  • (s) characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion
  • (s) devoid of any qualifications or disguise or adornment

brunt Meaning(s)

  • (n) main force of a blow etc

blunt in News

  1. Listening Post with Blunt’s staff is June 17 at courthouse

    U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a listening post from 11:15 a.m. to noon Monday, June 17, at the Polk County Courthouse.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: Bolivar Herald-Free Press

  2. Senator Blunt Concerned Medicare Proposal Could Reduce Vital Services

    From a press release from Senator Roy Blunt's office... WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius today expressing his concern regarding a proposal in President Barack Obama’s FY14 budget proposal that would greatly limit critical reimbursement to providers for Medicare beneficiaries who are ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: KTTS 94.7

  3. Blunt, Streep to reunite for film

    Emily Blunt is re-teaming with her "The Devil Wears Prada" co-star Meryl Streep in the big-screen adaptation of Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning stage show "Into the Woods."
    on June 7, 2013 Source: MSNBC

brunt in News

  1. Boston Bruins fans make Game 1 a night at the movies

    NASHUA – Imagine being one person, armed with only a flashlight, trying to calm down hundreds of excited Boston Bruins fans. It’s not an ideal situation if it happens once. But Chunky’s Cinema’s staff are facing the possibility of doing it seven times. On Wednesday night, incessant talkers and texters got a break as the few present Chicago Blackhawks fans took the brunt of the dirty looks at ...
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Nashua Telegraph

  2. What Dad Actually Wants for Father's Day

    Dads still bear the brunt of the financial burden in most families, but here are five ways you can ease their stress on Father's Day.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: FOX Business

  3. Dunkin’ Donuts Employee Who Put Up With Coolatta Bigot Gets Some Recognition

    "I can't wait to put this on Facebook." That awesome Dunkin' Donuts clerk who patiently bore the brunt of a particularly hateful and expletive-filled customer rant will be recognized by the fast-food chain , somehow. Incensed that she hadn't been issued a receipt or something, the woman returned to the offensive franchise and recorded her epically depressing confrontation with the shop's ...
    on June 12, 2013 Source: New York Magazine

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