Definition of lousy in English:

lousy

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Pronunciation: /ˈlaʊzi
 
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adjective (lousier, lousiest)

1 informal Very poor or bad: the service is usually lousy lousy weather
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  • Thus, the fight to improve lousy schools so that poor, bright children stand a better chance of getting to good universities on merit is utterly undermined.
  • As usual, it's overwhelmingly the rich who get the pleasure while the poor put up with lousy services and fares which have rocketed since deregulation.
  • Initially, customers groused about a grinding gear shift, poor air-conditioning, and lousy tires.
Synonyms
awful, terrible, appalling, abysmal, very bad, atrocious, desperate, unspeakable, frightful, miserable; poor, incompetent, inadequate, unsatisfactory, inferior, not up to scratch, careless, second-rate, shoddy, slovenly
informal rotten, pathetic, useless, hopeless
British informal duff, poxy, rubbish, pants, a load of pants
1.1Used to express anger, contempt, or annoyance: you lousy creeps
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  • If we want to discourage violence and aggression in our country, we need to look at its causes and I doubt that all this anger stemmed from a few lousy films!
  • Of course, after that incident, she seemed less than inclined to go see those lousy, no-good idiots anyway.
  • You enjoy seeing me suffer, don't you, you no-good, lousy harpy of a nurse?
Synonyms
despicable, contemptible, dirty, low, mean, base, low-down, hateful, detestable, loathsome, vile, wicked, vicious
informal rotten, no-good
1.2 [predicative] Unwell: she felt lousy
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  • I came down with a cold the day Max and I flew out of Seattle, and I was very cranky to think that I was going to be sick and feeling lousy all weekend.
  • I was feeling lousy and sick and rowed as badly as I had at the beginning of the week.
  • If you get a little behind each day, by the end of the week you'll be severely dehydrated, feeling lousy, and riding poorly.
Synonyms
2Infested with lice.
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  • This camp was lousy with lice and fleas, and it wasn't long before I was as lousy as the rest of the boys there.
  • He was lousy with lice. If I hadn't hugged him he would have bothered me all afternoon.
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2.1 (lousy with) informal Teeming with (something regarded as undesirable): the town is lousy with tourists
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  • This town is lousy with cows.
  • Every corner of this town, every street is lousy with associative action.
  • The area was lousy with saloons, dime museums, oyster bars, minstrel theaters, and establishments promising women in varying states of undress.
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Derivatives

lousily

adverb
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  • I was feeling really lousily depressed for a while there.
  • It would be clear to most readers that the government has set itself a mission impossible with this highly controversial lousily drafted law.
  • I'd rather be comfy and endure a little prodding than be lousily uncomfortable the entire flight.

lousiness

noun
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  • Despite its visual coolness and interesting non-linear and cyclical narrative style, as an enjoyable movie it fails, mostly due to its overall lousiness.
  • The fact that it was only the second day of his life in no way diminished it's lousiness.
  • Of course, you won't achieve any degree of lousiness unless you do this to excess.

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