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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlousylou‧sy /ˈlaʊzi/ adjective (comparative lousier, superlative lousiest)  1 especially spokenBAD of very bad quality syn awful, terrible What lousy weather! The food was lousy. a lousy filmsee thesaurus at bad2 feel lousy3 spoken not very good at doing something syn hopeless, terriblelousy at/with I’m lousy at tennis. Brenda’s lousy with kids. a lousy teacher4 spokenLITTLE/NOT MUCH small, useless, or unimportant He left me a lousy fifty cent tip.5 be lousy with something
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lousyI feel lousy.The donuts turned out to be lousy.I was lousy at biology in school.I'm such a lousy cook that I usually eat out.Hopewell got a lousy credit rating, which meant investors wanted a higher interest rate.It was a cold lousy day and drizzling by evening.As luck would have it, I was a lousy engineer.You know, back then, I worked every lousy job in town, you name it.Feeling small and lousy, not knowing what to do; fit for nothing, not even to stick out your hand.This country is lousy with them.lousy at/withYou're no business-woman, Mrs Sutherland, you're lousy at it.Brenda's lousy with kids.I'm lousy at tennis.The place used to be lousy with them.This country is lousy with them.Gera and Postema are but footnotes in a sport that is lousy with trivia.
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