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lousy

Syllabification: lous·y
Pronunciation: /ˈlouzē
 
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Definition of lousy in English:

adjective (lousier, lousiest)

1 informal Very poor or bad; disgusting: the service is usually lousy lousy weather
More example sentences
  • 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.
1.1Ill; in poor physical condition: she felt lousy
More example sentences
  • 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.
2Infested with lice.
Example sentences
  • 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.
2.1 [predicative] (lousy with) informal Teeming with (something regarded as bad or 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.

Derivatives

lousily

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • 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

2
noun
Example sentences
  • 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.

Words that rhyme with lousy

blowsy, Dalhousie, drowsy, frowzy, housey-housey

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