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Definition 1: very bad - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lousy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a lousy play
  • it's a stinking world

Synonyms for lousy in the sense of this definition

(lousy is similar to ...) having undesirable or negative qualities

"a bad report card" "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression" "a bad little boy" "clothes in bad shape" "a bad cut" "bad luck" "the news was very bad" "the reviews were bad" "the pay is bad" "it was a bad light for reading" "the movie was a bad choice"

(lousy is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 2: infested with lice - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lousy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • burned their lousy clothes

(lousy is similar to ...) soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime

"dirty unswept sidewalks" "a child in dirty overalls" "dirty slums" "piles of dirty dishes" "put his dirty feet on the clean sheet" "wore an unclean shirt" "mining is a dirty job" "Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves"

Definition 3: vile; despicable - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where lousy or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a dirty (or lousy) trick
  • a filthy traitor

Synonyms for lousy in the sense of this definition

(lousy is similar to ...) offensive or even (of persons) malicious

"in a nasty mood" "a nasty accident" "a nasty shock" "a nasty smell" "a nasty trick to pull" "Will he say nasty things at my funeral?"

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