- mean or contemptible: That was a lousy thing to do.
- wretchedly bad; miserable: a lousy job; I feel lousy.
Idioms about lousy
Origin of lousy
OTHER WORDS FROM lousylous·i·ly, adverblous·i·ness, noun
Words nearby lousy
How to use lousy in a sentence
Late in the regular season, against three lousy defenses, he padded stats and started connecting on deep balls.What to know from NFL playoffs first round: Lamar Jackson wins and Tom Brady finds a way|Adam Kilgore|January 11, 2021|Washington Post
YouTube is lousy with Christmas and winter soundscapes, which I turn to every year, because California Christmas will always be just a touch disappointing to a Midwestern girl raised on drifting snow.One Good Thing: The gentle, lovely beauty of the YouTube Christmas coffee shop|Emily VanDerWerff|December 25, 2020|Vox
For all these reasons, it would be misguided to treat lousy lying as a “cognitive failure”, as it clearly serves several social functions.‘I Won The Election’ – How Powerful People Use Lousy Lies To Twist Reality|LGBTQ-Editor|November 25, 2020|No Straight News
Challenger banks—some call them digital banks or neobanks—took off several years ago by exploiting customer frustration with the abusive fees and lousy mobile experience offered by incumbents.
One obvious factor shaking their faith is that growth has been lousy for decades.Capitalism is in crisis. To save it, we need to rethink economic growth.|Katie McLean|October 14, 2020|MIT Technology Review
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.
Frey's a private dick—a lousy one, reckless and careless, but still he's a dick and your story didn't go.
Got more loyalty to a lousy machine than to the whole human race.The Stutterer|R.R. Merliss
Come one, come all—all you moth-eaten, lousy stiffs from Stiffville.American Sketches|Charles Whibley
Several kinds of beetles are subject to lice, but particularly that kind called by way of eminence the lousy beetle.The Book of Curiosities|I. Platts
And such a lousy, brawling lot of convicts I had never clapped eyes upon.Richard Carvel, Complete|Winston Churchill
British Dictionary definitions for lousy
- provided with an excessive amount (of)he's lousy with money
- full of or teeming with