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lousy Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite very bad
    stinking; shitty; stinky; crappy; rotten; icky.
    • a lousy play
    • it's a stinking world
  2. adjective satellite infested with lice
    • burned their lousy clothes
  3. adjective satellite vile; despicable
    filthy; dirty.
    • a dirty (or lousy) trick
    • a filthy traitor

Lous"y adjective
  1. Infested with lice.
  2. Mean; contemptible; as, lousy knave. Vulgar informal but common(1950-96)
    Such lousy learning as this is. Bale.
    3. very bad [RH2: "wretchedly bad"]. To feel lousy; to do a lousy job.

Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

Fear not the Adverb Hell!

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