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Dictionary Definition

lousy adj
1 very bad; "a lousy play"; "it's a stinking world" [syn: icky, crappy, rotten, shitty, stinking, stinky]
2 infested with lice; "burned their lousy clothes"
3 vile; despicable; "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor" [syn: dirty, filthy] [also: lousiest, lousier]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Remarkably bad; of poor quality, dirty, or underhanded.
    • No offense, but your cooking is lousy.
  2. Infested with lice.
  3. Filled or packed with something.
    • The place was lousy with students.

Usage notes

In the first half of the 20th century, it was a highly offensive insult. Now considered a rather mild or dated term.


Remarkably bad; of poor quality, dirty, or underhanded
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