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English definition of “lousy”

lousy

adjective uk   /ˈlaʊ.zi/ informal us  

lousy adjective (BAD)

very bad: lousy food/service a lousy film I had a lousy weekend. I feel lousy (= very ill) - I'm going home.Informal words for badRubbish and wasteSerious and unpleasantNot of good quality

lousy adjective (INSULTING)

[before noun] used to say that you feel insulted by something: All he offered me was a lousy £20 (= a small amount of money)!

lousy adjective (FULL)

lousy with sth mainly US used to say that something is full of something, or has too much of it: The internet is lousy with this kind of stuff.
(Definition of lousy from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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