adjective \ˈla-zē\

: bad or poor : of poor quality : not good or skillful

: not well or healthy

: not happy or pleased


Full Definition of LOUSY

:  infested with lice
a :  totally repulsive :  contemptible
b :  miserably poor or inferior <got lousy grades>
c :  somewhat ill <felt lousy after dinner>
d :  amply supplied :  replete <lousy with money>
of silk :  fuzzy and specked because of splitting of the fiber
lous·i·ly \-zə-lē\ adverb
lous·i·ness \-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of LOUSY

  1. She got lousy grades in high school.
  2. I like the work, but the pay is lousy.
  3. He was a lousy husband.
  4. They did a lousy job.
  5. He drank too much and felt lousy the next morning.
  6. It's a lousy, rainy day.
  7. That's a lousy way to treat a friend.

First Known Use of LOUSY

14th century

Rhymes with LOUSY


adjective \ˈla-zē\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LOUSY

: infested with lice


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