schlecht

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

schlecht (comparative schlechter, superlative am schlechtesten)

  1. bad, evil, wicked (the opposite of good; immoral)
  2. bad (unskilled; of limited ability)
  3. bad (unhealthy, unwell)
  4. bad (of poor physical appearance)
  5. bad, off (spoiled, rotten, overripe)
  6. dirty (dishonourable)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

schlecht

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

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • 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)

Luxembourgish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. bad

Declension[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German schlecht, Dutch slecht.

Adjective[edit]

schlecht

  1. bad
  2. wicked

Adverb[edit]

schlecht

  1. poorly