adj (-sier, -siest)
- 1 1.1 (bad) [colloquial/familiar] [food/weather] asqueroso [familiar/colloquial] a lousy film/party una película/fiesta malísima or [vulgar] de mierda we had a lousy time lo pasamos pésimo or (Esp tb) fatal [familiar/colloquial] that's the lousiest trick in the book ¡qué cochinada más grande! [familiar/colloquial] he's a lousy driver maneja or (Esp) conduce pésimo I'm feeling lousy today hoy me siento pésimo, hoy estoy fatal (Esp) [familiar/colloquial] I'm lousy at languages/spelling soy un desastre para los idiomas/en ortografía [familiar/colloquial] I got a lousy $50 me saqué 50 cochinos dólares [familiar/colloquial], me saqué 50 chingados dólares (Méx) [vulgar]More example sentences
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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.
More example sentences1.2 (swarming) [slang/argot] (pred)to be lousy
- 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?
- 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.
withsth he was lousy with money estaba forrado (de dinero) [familiar/colloquial], estaba podrido en plata or (Esp) podrido de dinero [familiar/colloquial] the place was lousy with cops el lugar estaba plagado de policíasMore 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) [hair/child] lleno or plagado de piojosMore 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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