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lousy

lous·y

lousy

 
 
pronunciation:
laU zi
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: lousier, lousiest
definition 1: having many lice, as on the body.
synonyms:
pediculous
definition 2: (informal) nasty, mean, or contemptible.
Cheating your own brother is a lousy thing to do.
synonyms:
contemptible, despicable, lowdown, mean, nasty, wretched
antonyms:
swell, wonderful
similar words:
bad, base, crummy, detestable, loathsome, low, malicious, miserable, no-good, scurvy, unkind, unpleasant, vile
definition 3: (informal) very bad; without value.
Don't waste your time seeing that lousy movie.
synonyms:
awful, bad, dreadful, terrible, wretched
antonyms:
dandy, mean, swell, wonderful
similar words:
bum, careless, crummy, hopeless, pathetic, poor, rotten, shabby, shoddy, worthless
definition 4: (informal) not well.
The fever made her feel lousy.
synonyms:
awful, bad, crummy, miserable, wretched
similar words:
rotten, terrible
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derivations: lousily (adv.), lousiness (n.)
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