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lousy

adjective uk   /ˈlaʊ.zi/ informal us  

lousy adjective (BAD)

very bad: lousy food/service a lousy book I had a lousy weekend. I feel lousy - I'm going home.

lousy adjective (INSULTING)

[before noun] used to say that you feel insulted by something: All he offered me was a lousy 20 bucks (= 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.
Translations of “lousy”
in Korean 형편 없는…
in Arabic رَديء لِلغاية…
in Portuguese nojento, horrível, que não presta…
in Catalan terrible…
in Japanese 質の悪い…
in Italian schifoso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 糟糕的,差勁的…
in Russian мерзкий, отвратительный…
in Turkish berbat, kötü, tatsız tuzsuz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 糟糕的,差劲的…
in Polish podły, kiepski…
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