Translation of lousy in Spanish:

lousy

Pronunciation: /ˈlaʊzi/

adjective/adjetivo (-sier, -siest)

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