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
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.
The bullpen was steady in an otherwise lousy month.
Blame all the lousy hirings and eventual firings (Jacque Vaughn, Rob Hennigan).
This will mark the first total solar eclipse in the continental United States since 1979, although that one was only visible in five states and was hampered by lousy weather, according to Astronomy.com.
A after two lousy starts, a move that raised eyebrows among those who think management is misusing the 20-year-old by bouncing him back and forth.
After winning his trust in jail, Hyun-su later joins Jae-ho as a foot soldier in Ko's underworld empire, which is already lousy with lingering grudges and volatile rivalries.
An out-of-focus, underlit, generally lousy projection system will ruin any screening.
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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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