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lous·y

 (lou′zē)
adj. lous·i·er, lous·i·est
1. Inferior or worthless: a lousy play.
2. Extremely contemptible; nasty: a lousy trick.
3. Sick or unwell: I feel really lousy.
4. Infested with lice.
5. Slang Abundantly supplied: lousy with money.

lous′i·ly adv.
lous′i·ness n.

lousy

(ˈlaʊzɪ)
adj, lousier or lousiest
1. slang very mean or unpleasant: a lousy thing to do.
2. slang inferior or bad: this is a lousy film.
3. infested with lice
4. (foll by with) slang
a. provided with an excessive amount (of): he's lousy with money.
b. full of or teeming with
ˈlousily adv
ˈlousiness n

lous•y

(ˈlaʊ zi)

adj. lous•i•er, lous•i•est.
1. infested with lice.
2. Informal.
a. mean; contemptible: That was a lousy thing to do.
b. wretchedly bad; miserable: a lousy job of repainting.
Idioms:
lousy with, Slang. well supplied with: lousy with money.
[1350–1400]
lous′i•ly, adv.
lous′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.lousy - very bad; "a lousy play"; "it's a stinking world"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
bad - having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice"
2.lousy - infested with lice; "burned their lousy clothes"
dirty, soiled, unclean - soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime; "dirty unswept sidewalks"; "a child in dirty overalls"; "dirty slums"; "piles of dirty dishes"; "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet"; "wore an unclean shirt"; "mining is a dirty job"; "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"
3.lousy - vile; despicable; "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor"
nasty, awful - offensive or even (of persons) malicious; "in a nasty mood"; "a nasty accident"; "a nasty shock"; "a nasty smell"; "a nasty trick to pull"; "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"- Ezra Pound

lousy

adjective
1. (Slang) inferior, bad, poor, terrible, awful, no good, miserable, rotten (informal), duff, second-rate, shoddy, low-rent (informal, chiefly U.S.), for the birds (informal), shitty (taboo slang), two-bit (U.S. & Canad. slang), slovenly, poxy (slang), dime-a-dozen (informal), piss-poor (slang), chickenshit (U.S. slang), bush-league (Austral. & N.Z. informal), not much cop (Brit. slang), tinhorn (U.S. slang), of a sort or of sorts, strictly for the birds (informal) The menu is limited and the food is lousy.
2. unwell, poorly (informal), ill, sick, crook (Austral. & N.Z. informal), seedy (informal), queasy, out of sorts (informal), off-colour, under the weather (informal) I wasn't actually sick but I was feeling lousy.
3. (Slang) mean, low, base, dirty, vicious, rotten (informal), vile, despicable, hateful, contemptible, shitty (taboo slang) This is just lousy, cheap, fraudulent behaviour from the government.
4. (Slang) (with with) well-supplied with, rolling in (slang), not short of, amply supplied with a hotel lousy with fleas

lousy

adjective
2. Of decidedly inferior quality:
Informal: cheesy.
Slang: crummy, schlocky.
Translations
تافِهسَيِءٌسَيِّئ، فَظيعمُقَمِّل
mizernýzavšivený
elendighave lus
kurjasurkea
bezvezanodvratan
tetves
hræîilegur, lélegurlúsugur
だめな卑劣な
비열한하찮은
prata strunturusel
ที่ไร้สาระน่ารังเกียจ
berbatbitli
tồi tệvớ vẩn

lousy

[ˈlaʊzɪ] ADJ (lousier (compar) (lousiest (superl)))
1. (= louse-ridden) → piojoso
2. (= very bad) [climate, food] → asqueroso; [secretary, driver] → malísimo, pésimo
it was a lousy mealfue una comida asquerosa
I'm a lousy playerjuego fatal
all for a few lousy quidtodo por unas cochinas libras
we had a lousy timelo pasamos fatal
what a lousy trick!¡qué cerdada!
I feel lousyme siento fatal
3. to be lousy with money (= rich) → estar forrado, estar podrido de dinero

lousy

[ˈlaʊzi] adj [idea, film, book] → nul(le); [food] → infect(e)
Why did my father make so many lousy movies? → Pourquoi mon père a-t-il tourné autant de films nuls?
The food in the canteen is lousy → La nourriture de la cantine est infecte.
I told them it was a lousy idea → Je leur ai dit que c'était nul comme idée.
I'm a lousy cook → Je suis nul en cuisine.
to feel lousy → être mal fichu(e)
to be lousy at sth → être nul(le) en qch

lousy

adj
verlaust; he is lousy with money (inf)er ist stinkreich (inf); this place is lousy with cops (inf)hier wimmelt es nur so von Polizei (inf)
(inf: = very bad) → mies (inf); trick etcfies (inf); I’m lousy at arithmeticin Mathe bin ich mies or miserabel (inf); he is lousy at (playing) golf or a lousy golferer spielt miserabel Golf (inf); you’ve done a lousy jobdu hast saumäßig gearbeitet (sl); to have lousy lucksaumäßiges Pech haben (inf); to feel lousysich mies fühlen (inf); I feel lousy about itmir ist gar nicht wohl bei dem Gedanken daran
(inf: = meagre) offerlausig (inf), → mies (inf); a lousy £3popelige or lausige drei Pfund (inf)

lousy

[ˈlaʊzɪ] adj (Med) → pidocchioso/a (fam) (very bad) → schifoso/a; (headache, cough) → orrendo/a
to feel lousy → stare da cani
she's a lousy cook → fa schifo come cuoca
a lousy trick → uno sporco trucco

louse1

(laus) plural lice (lais) noun
a type of wingless, blood-sucking insect, sometimes found on the bodies of animals and people.
lousy (ˈlauzi) adjective
1. having lice.
2. really terrible. I'm a lousy cook.
ˈlousiness noun

lousy

تافِه, سَيِءٌ mizerný elendig miserabel, unsinnig άθλιος, άχρηστος pésimo kurja, surkea infect, nul bezvezan, odvratan pessimo, schifoso だめな, 卑劣な 비열한, 하찮은 waardeloos dårlig, tåpelig bzdurny, wstrętny de má qualidade, ruim, sem qualidade дрянной, отвратительный prata strunt, urusel ที่ไร้สาระ, น่ารังเกียจ berbat tồi tệ, vớ vẩn 垃圾的, 糟糕的
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