Definition of lousy
2a : totally repulsive (see repulsive 3) : contemptible a lousy way of getting evenb : miserably poor or inferior got lousy gradesc : somewhat ill felt lousy after dinnerd : amply supplied : replete lousy with money
3 of silk : fuzzy and specked because of splitting of the fiber
lousilyplay \ˈlau̇-zə-lē\ adverb
lousinessplay \ˈlau̇-zē-nəs\ noun
Examples of lousy in a Sentence
She got lousy grades in high school.
I like the work, but the pay is lousy.
He was a lousy husband.
They did a lousy job.
He drank too much and felt lousy the next morning.
It's a lousy, rainy day.
That's a lousy way to treat a friend.
Recent Examples of lousy from the Web
Every NBA team, even the lousy ones, has similar guys.
That this case didn't end with such a lousy and always unproductive resolution underscores the stakes for mainstream media outlets reporting on the Trump administration.
And the exchange happened at a meeting about the company's lousy culture.
My (lousy) drawing and (hasty) note-taking feel more immediate.
KeyArena is a lousy location, and Seattle Center is saturated from a traffic standpoint.
The Tigers went from missing the SEC Tournament entirely to missing an NCAA Super Regional by one lousy pitch.
It's been a lousy spring for farmers across the state and Northwest Indiana.
That was the best plus/minus figure of any Cavs starter, demonstrating how everything was lousy.
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First Known Use of lousy
LOUSY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of lousy for English Language Learners
: bad or poor : of poor quality : not good or skillful
: not well or healthy
: not happy or pleased
LOUSY Defined for Kids
Medical Definition of lousy
: infested with lice
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