lousy /ˈlaʊzi/  adjective


1 . bad or poor

  • She got lousy grades in high school.
  • I like the work, but the pay is lousy.
  • He was a lousy husband.

of poor quality : not good or skillful

  • They did a lousy job.
  • lousy cook/driver
  • lousy performance

— often + at or with

  • He is lousy at sports/math/cooking.
  • She’s lousy with kids.

2 .not well or healthy

  • We could see that she was feeling lousy.
  • He drank too much and felt lousy the next morning.