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lousy

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2 falling short of a standard
  • I actually play a pretty lousy game of tennis

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3 extremely unsatisfactory
  • the restaurant served a lousy meal that we shouldn't have had to pay for

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5 possessing or covered with great numbers or amounts of something specified
  • a Manhattan neighborhood that is lousy with wannabe actors

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The first known use of lousy was in the 14th century

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“Lousy.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/lousy. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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