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lousy

adjective
     
lou‧sy comparative lousier, superlative lousiest
1 especially spoken of very bad quality [= awful, terrible]:
What lousy weather!
The food was lousy.
a lousy film
2 spoken

feel lousy

if you feel lousy, you feel ill
3 spoken not very good at doing something [= hopeless, terrible]
lousy at/with
I'm lousy at tennis.
Brenda's lousy with kids.
a lousy teacher
4 spoken small, useless, or unimportant:
He left me a lousy fifty cent tip.
5

be lousy with something

American English old-fashioned
a) a place that is lousy with people of a particular kind is too full of them:
The town was lousy with tourists.
b) someone who is lousy with money has a lot more of it than they need
WORD FOCUS: bad WORD FOCUS: bad
very bad: awful, terrible, horrible, lousy informal, appalling, ghastly, atrocious, horrendous

bad, but not very bad: not very good, mediocre, second-rate, so-so, lacklustre

of bad quality: shoddy, inferior, poor quality, cheap, crummy informal

bad at doing something: be no good at something

very bad at doing something: hopeless, terrible, useless, lousy informal, incompetent

morally bad: evil, wicked, immoral, corrupt, sick, perverted, degenerate


See also
bad

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