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Definition of lousy adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (informal) (lousier, lousiest)
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  1. 1very bad synonym awful, terrible What lousy weather! I've had a lousy day. She felt lousy (= sick).
  2. 2[only before noun] used to show that you feel annoyed or insulted because you do not think that something is worth very much All she bought me was this lousy T-shirt. He offered me a lousy $100 for it.
  3. 3lousy with something/somebody having too much of something or too many people This place is lousy with tourists in August.
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