crummy

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adjective crum·my \ ˈkrə-mē \
variants: or less commonly crumby

Definition of crummy

crummier also crumbier; crumbiest
1 obsolete :crumbly
2 :very poor or inferior :lousy
  • crummy weather
  • has a crummy job

crumminess

noun

Examples of crummy in a Sentence

  1. the dry cleaners did a crummy job of pressing my suit

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Origin and Etymology of crummy

Middle English crumme

crummy Synonyms

Synonyms
bastard, bush, bush-league, bad (also crumby), deficient, dissatisfactory, ill, inferior, lame, lousy, off, paltry, poor, punk, sour, suboptimal, subpar, substandard, unacceptable, unsatisfactory, wack [slang], wanting, wretched, wrong
Antonyms
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, fine, OK (or okay), passable, respectable, satisfactory, standard, tolerable
Related Words
abysmal, atrocious, awful, bitchin' [slang], brutal, damnable, deplorable, detestable, disastrous, dreadful, execrable, gnarly [slang], horrendous, horrible, pathetic, stinky, sucky [slang], terrible, unspeakable; defective, faulty, flawed; egregious, flagrant, gross; bum, cheesy, coarse, common, crappy [slang], cut-rate, junky, lesser, low-grade, low-rent, mediocre, miserable, reprehensible, rotten, rubbishy, second-rate, shoddy, sleazy, trashy; abominable, odious, vile; useless, valueless, worthless; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, meager (or meagre), mean, miserly, niggardly, scanty, shabby, short, skimp, skimpy, spare, stingy; miscreant, scurrilous, villainous; counterfeit, fake, phony (also phoney), sham
Near Antonyms
classic, classical; A1, bang-up, banner, boss [slang], capital, choice, crackerjack, dandy, divine, excellent, exceptional, fabulous, fine, first-class, first-rate, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-test, jim-dandy, keen, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, par excellence, perfect, premium, prime, sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-notch, unsurpassed, wonderful; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, special, sufficient; average, borderline, fair, mediocre, middling, minimal, so-so, unexceptional; suitable, useful, worthy; gratifying, satisfying


CRUMMY Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective

Definition of crummy for English Language Learners

  • : not pleasant

  • : not of good quality

  • : not well or happy


CRUMMY Defined for Kids

crummy

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adjective crum·my \ ˈkrə-mē \

Definition of crummy for Students

crummier; crummiest
:very poor
  • The worker did a crummy job.


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