What does lousy mean?

Definitions for lousy
ˈlaʊ zilousy

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word lousy.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. icky, crappy, lousy, rotten, shitty, stinking, stinkyadjective

    very bad

    "a lousy play"; "it's a stinking world"

  2. lousyadjective

    infested with lice

    "burned their lousy clothes"

  3. dirty, filthy, lousyadjective

    vile; despicable

    "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor"


  1. Lousyadjective

    Very bad; as, to feel lousy; to do a lousy job.


  1. lousyadjective

    Remarkably bad; of poor quality, dirty, or underhanded; mean, contemptible.

  2. lousyadjective

    Infested with lice.

  3. lousyadjective

    Filled or packed with something.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Lousyadjective

    Etymology: from louse.

    Let him be daub’d with lace, live high and whore,
    Sometimes be lousy, but be never poor. John Dryden, Juv.

    Sweetbriar and gooseberry are only lousy in dry times, or very hot places. John Mortimer, Husbandry.

    I pray you now remembrance on the lousy knave mine host.
    A lousy knave, to have his gibes and his mockeries. William Shakespeare.


  1. lousy

    Lousy is an adjective referring to something extremely poor in quality, performance or condition; substandard or inferior. It can also be used to describe unpleasant or miserable conditions or feelings. Additionally, it can refer to being infested with lice.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Lousyadjective

    infested with lice

  2. Lousyadjective

    mean; contemptible; as, lousy knave

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lousy in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lousy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of lousy in a Sentence

  1. Gail Saltz:

    Children lack good judgment. They might do things that are lousy ideas, but seem good in the moment. Once the cat is out of the bag -- and the video is online -- there is not a whole lot you can do about it.

  2. Kwon Jong Gun:

    I am afraid that, if Pompeo engages in the talks again, the table will be lousy once again and the talks will become entangled, therefore, even in the case of possible resumption of the dialogue with the United States, I wish our dialogue counterpart would be not Pompeo but other person who is more careful and mature in communicating with us.

  3. Newt Gingrich:

    I think one of the great problems we have in the Republican Party is that we don't encourage you to be nasty. We encourage you to be neat, obedient, loyal and faithful and all those Boy Scout words, which would be great around a campfire but are lousy in politics.

  4. Frank Stallone:

    I had done a few little guest spots, like the Lynda Carter specials, i then studied acting. But I kept busy. And so I actually learned on the job. I’ve done about 77 movies. A lot of them were lousy movies -- I ’m not gon na sit here and sugar-coat it. But they were all learning experiences for me.

  5. Zhao Na:

    Not being able to spend money as I like makes me feel lousy, but I cannot do much about it.

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