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English

From Middle English slight (bad, of poor quality, unimportant, trivial, slender, slim, smooth, level), from Old English sliht (smooth, level), from Proto-Germanic *slihtaz. Cognate with Danish slet (bad, evil, poor, nasty, wrong), Dutch slecht (bad), Icelandic sléttur (even, smooth, level), German schlecht (bad) and schlicht (plain, artless, natural), Norwegian slett (even), Low German slecht (bad), Swedish slät (smooth). Related to slighten, slicht.

Middle English

From Old English sliht, from Proto-Germanic *slihtaz.