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?
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 .
(uncountable) The characteristic of using a minimum of something (especially money).
* (rfdate) Spenser
- His thrift can be seen in how little the trashman takes from his house.
* (Ambrose Bierce)
- The rest, willing to fall to thrift , prove very good husbands.
(countable, US) A savings bank.
(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)
- Usually home mortgages are obtained from thrifts .
* : Act I, Scene I:
- Medleth na-more with that art, I mene, / For, if ye doon, your thrift is goon ful clene.
(obsolete) Vigorous growth, as of a plant.
- I have a mind presages me such thrift .
*(characteristic of using a minimum of something) frugality
* thrift shop
* thrift store