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short shrift

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. short shrift, summary treatment(noun)

    a brief and unsympathetic rejection

    "they made short shrift of my request"

Wiktionary

  1. short shrift(Noun)

    A quick rejection, especially one which is impolite and undertaken without proper consideration.

  2. Origin: Originally, a rushed sacrament of confession (shrift) given to a prisoner who was to be executed very soon.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of short shrift in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of short shrift in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of short shrift in a Sentence

  1. Allan Gerson:

    I have never seen such short shrift given to a serious argument, the history books will show that this was really a terrible decision.

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