来自 shrive 的名词形式，常见于习语 short shrift,短暂的忏悔，引申比喻义不理会，忽视，轻 视等。词性演变比较 scribe,script.
- shrift: see shrive
- shrift (n.)
- Old English scrift "confession to priest, followed by penance and absolution," verbal noun from scrifan "to impose penance," from an early Germanic borrowing of Latin scribere "to write" (see script (n.)) that produced nouns for "penance, confession" in Old English and Scandinavian (such as Old Norse skrjpt "penance, confession"), but elsewhere in Germanic is used in senses "writing, scripture, alphabet letter;" see shrive. Short shrift originally was the brief time for a condemned criminal to confess before execution (1590s); figurative extension to "little or no consideration" is first attested 1814.
- 1. The idea has been given short shrift by philosophers.
- 2. He gave short shrift to criticisms of Government policy.
- 3. All idle talk wasted our time and we should give It'short shrift.
- 4. These annoying memos will get short shrift from the boss.
- 5. He is man condemned to a short shrift by his doctor.
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