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Definition of "lousy" []

  • Infested with lice. (adjective)
  • Extremely contemptible; nasty: a lousy trick. (adjective)
  • Very painful or unpleasant: a lousy headache. (adjective)
  • Inferior or worthless: a lousy play. (adjective)
  • Slang Abundantly supplied: lousy with money. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lousy" in a sentence
  • "And can I just say it's also a lousy, _lousy_ reason to have sex."
  • "And he was very angry because he said that at the time he signed the contract with Disney, he said he signed for what he called a lousy $45,000."
  • "AGATSTON: Well the LDL is what we call the lousy cholesterol."