adjective, lous·i·er, lous·i·est.
- mean or contemptible: That was a lousy thing to do.
- wretchedly bad; miserable: a lousy job; I feel lousy.
Words nearby lousy
Idioms for lousy
Origin of lousy
OTHER WORDS FROM lousylous·i·ly, adverblous·i·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for lousy
Their intentions may be good, but their execution and insight are lousy.
Thailand has had a lousy track record with functioning democracy for many decades.‘The Hunger Games’ Stars Silent on Thai Protesters|Asawin Suebsaeng|November 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Peter Shumlin has been doing a lousy job and voters turned against him, even though he outspent his opponent five to one.
Not surprisingly, some around Barry Goldwater thought it was a lousy idea.
The Getaway Car is lousy with these throwaway lines and asides.
Come one, come all—all you moth-eaten, lousy stiffs from Stiffville.American Sketches|Charles Whibley
Lousy stock cannot grow fat for the nourishment given is absorbed by the lice.
Long as you're lousy with money, and making pretty flights, you're all right.Skyrider|B. M. Bower
I can still see dem soldiers of ours coming across Broad River, all dirty, filthy, and lousy.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
I wonder, said Epistemon to Panurge, what pleasure you can find in talking thus with this lousy tatterdemalion of a monk.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.|Francois Rabelais
British Dictionary definitions for lousy
adjective lousier or lousiest
- provided with an excessive amount (of)he's lousy with money
- full of or teeming with