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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German sleht, from Old High German sleht (see also schlicht), from Proto-Germanic *slihtaz. Cognate with English slight, Dutch slecht, Afrikaans sleg, Icelandic sléttur, Faroese slættur, Swedish slätt, Danish slet, and Norwegian slett.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃlɛçt/
  • Rhymes: -ɛçt
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AdjectiveEdit

schlecht (comparative schlechter, superlative am schlechtesten)

  1. bad, evil, wicked (the opposite of good; immoral)
    ein schlechter Menscha bad person
  2. bad (unskilled; of limited ability)
    sie ist schlecht in Matheshe is bad at maths
  3. bad (unhealthy, unwell)
    schlecht für jemanden seinto be bad for somebody
  4. bad (of poor physical appearance)
    schlecht aussehento look bad
  5. bad, off (spoiled, rotten, overripe)
    schlecht werdento go off, to go bad
  6. dirty (dishonourable)

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

AdverbEdit

schlecht

  1. badly, poorly, not well (in a bad or poor manner)
  2. with difficulty, not easily

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • schlecht in Duden online
  • Schlecht in online Deutsches Wörterbuch von Jacob Grimm und Wilhelm Grimm
an exhaustive etymology giving historical literary examples of inversion from positive to negative meaning in centuries since the Renaissance at woerterbuchnetz.de/DWB (Berlin Brandenburg Akadamie der Wissenschaft zu Gottingen © 1998—2014, Trier Center for Digital Humanities)

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AdjectiveEdit

schlecht (comparative schlechter, superlative schlechtest)

  1. bad, evil, wicked

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LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

schlecht (masculine schlechten, neuter schlecht, comparative méi schlecht, superlative am schlechtsten)

  1. bad

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Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German schlecht, Dutch slecht.

AdjectiveEdit

schlecht

  1. bad
  2. wicked

AdverbEdit

schlecht

  1. poorly