lousy

[ lou-zee ]SEE DEFINITION OF lousy

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOUSY

Was that lousy Bourguignon going to stop them from having a drink?

Let them learn thus the price of mutiny in their lousy ranks.

"Hah, now you're being suspicious," I said, lousy with virtue.

"It's a lousy thing to do," cried Donnelly as he snapped off the set.

A lousy little piece of tin and glass is going to solve all the crimes.

"By the great hook-block, they're lousy already," said Long Jack.

It would be just like the Pantheon, he thought, to pull a lousy trick like that.

Got more loyalty to a lousy machine than to the whole human race.

Too bad Security didn't think I was as lousy a reporter as you do!

"I know it's a lousy, fouled-up situation, commander," he said with evident irony.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-14c., lousi, "infested with lice," from louse + -y (2). Figurative use as a generic adjective of abuse dates from late 14c.; sense of "swarming with" (money, etc.) is American English slang from 1843. Related: Lousiness.

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