Shrift vs Thrift - What's the difference?

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In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between shrift and thrift

is that shrift is (obsolete) forgiveness given by a priest after confession; remission while thrift is (obsolete) vigorous growth, as of a plant.

As nouns the difference between shrift and thrift

is that shrift is the act of going to or hearing a religious confession while thrift is (uncountable) the characteristic of using a minimum of something (especially money).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

shrift

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of going to or hearing a religious confession.
  • Confession to a priest.
  • (obsolete) Forgiveness given by a priest after confession; remission.
  • * circa 1594 CE: William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet
  • (Friar:) Be plain, good son, and homely in thy drift. / Riddling confession finds but riddling shrift .

    Anagrams

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    thrift

    English

    (wikipedia thrift)

    Noun

  • (uncountable) The characteristic of using a minimum of something (especially money).
  • His thrift can be seen in how little the trashman takes from his house.
  • * (rfdate) Spenser
  • The rest, willing to fall to thrift , prove very good husbands.
  • * (Ambrose Bierce)
  • (countable, US) A savings bank.
  • Usually home mortgages are obtained from thrifts .
  • (countable) Any of various plants of the genus Armeria , particularly .
  • (obsolete) Success and advance in the acquisition of property; increase of worldly goods; gain; prosperity.
  • * 1380+ , (Geoffrey Chaucer), (The Canterbury Tales)
  • Medleth na-more with that art, I mene, / For, if ye doon, your thrift is goon ful clene.
  • * : Act I, Scene I:
  • I have a mind presages me such thrift .
  • (obsolete) Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
  • Synonyms

    *(characteristic of using a minimum of something) frugality

    Antonyms

    * spendthrift

    Derived terms

    * thrifty * thrift shop * thrift store

    References