Simple Definition of short shrift
: little or no attention or thought
Full Definition of short shrift
1 : barely adequate time for confession before execution
2a : little or no attention or consideration <gave the problem short shrift>b : quick work —usually used in the phrase make short shrift of
Examples of short shrift
He gives short shrift to the author's later works.
First Known Use of short shrift
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