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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German slimp (slanting, awry), from Proto-Germanic *slimbaz (oblique, crooked). Compare English slim (thin), Dutch slim (clever, smart), Middle Dutch slim (bad, crooked),

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  • IPA(key): /ʃlɪm/
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AdjectiveEdit

schlimm (comparative schlimmer, superlative am schlimmsten)

  1. bad

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Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German schlimm, Dutch slim, English slim.

AdjectiveEdit

schlimm

  1. bad
  2. sad
  3. serious, grave
  4. very ill