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 Dictionary entry overview: What does short shrift mean? 

  The noun SHORT SHRIFT has 2 senses:

1. a brief and unsympathetic rejection
2. brief and unsympathetic treatment

  Familiarity information: SHORT SHRIFT used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1short shrift [BACK TO TOP]


A brief and unsympathetic rejection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


short shrift; summary treatment

Context example:

they made short shrift of my request

Hypernyms ("short shrift" is a kind of...):

rejection (the speech act of rejecting)

Sense 2short shrift [BACK TO TOP]


Brief and unsympathetic treatment

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Hypernyms ("short shrift" is a kind of...):

handling; treatment (the management of someone or something)

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