Definition of lousy adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈlaʊzi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈlaʊzi//
    (lousier, lousiest) (informal)
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  1. 1very bad synonym awful, terrible What lousy weather! I’ve had a lousy day. She felt lousy (= ill).
  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 (North American English) having too much of something or too many people This place is lousy with tourists in August.
  4. Extra examples I’ve got a cold and I feel lousy. The food here is really lousy! The weather was pretty lousy. I’ve had a lousy day.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: lousy