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American English: /ˈlaʊzi/
British English: /ˈlaʊzi/

Translation of lousy in Spanish:

adjective lousier, lousiest

  • 1 1.1 (bad) [colloquial]
    asqueroso [colloquial]
    a lousy film/party
    una película/fiesta malísima
    una película/fiesta de mierda [vulgar]
    we had a lousy time
    lo pasamos pésimo [colloquial]
    lo pasamos fatal (Spain) [colloquial]
    that's the lousiest trick in the book
    ¡qué cochinada más grande! [colloquial]
    he's a lousy driver
    maneja pésimo
    conduce pésimo (Spain)
    I'm feeling lousy today
    hoy me siento pésimo
    hoy estoy fatal (Spain) [colloquial]
    I'm lousy at languages/spelling
    soy un desastre para los idiomas/en ortografía [colloquial]
    I got a lousy $50
    me saqué 50 cochinos dólares [colloquial]
    me saqué 50 chingados dólares (Mexico) [vulgar]
    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.
    Example sentences
    • 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?
    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.
    1.2 (swarming) [slang] (predicative) to be lousy with somethinghe was lousy with money
    estaba forrado (de dinero) [colloquial]
    estaba podrido en plata [colloquial]
    estaba podrido de dinero (Spain) [colloquial]
    the place was lousy with cops
    el lugar estaba plagado de policías
    Example sentences
    • 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.
  • 2 (infested with lice)
    lleno or plagado de piojos
    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.
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