lousy

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adjective \ˈlau̇-zē\

Definition of lousy

lousier

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lousiest

  1. 1 :  infested (see infest 2) with lice the ragged, lousy tribesmen — T. E. Lawrence

  2. 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. 3 of silk :  fuzzy and specked because of splitting of the fiber

lousily

play \ˈlau̇-zə-lē\ adverb

lousiness

play \ˈlau̇-zē-nəs\ noun

Examples of lousy in a sentence

  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.

14th Century

First Known Use of lousy

14th century



LOUSY Defined for English Language Learners

lousy

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adjective \ˈlau̇-zē\

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

lousy

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adjective \ˈlau̇-zē\

Definition of lousy for Students

lousier

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lousiest

  1. 1 :  bad 1 I had a lousy time.

  2. 2 :  deserving disgust or contempt That lousy liar!


Medical Dictionary

lousy

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adjective \ˈlau̇-zē\

Medical Definition of lousy

lousier

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est

  1. :  infested with lice



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