lousy lousy  /ˈlaʊ zi/


  1. (adj) very bad
  2. (adj) infested with lice
  3. (adj) vile; despicable

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  1. The standard line is that the Amphicar was both a lousy car and a lousy boat, but it certainly had its merits.
  2. Whether you're deciding between French teachers or you just want to vent about last semester's lousy history lecturer, Rate My Professors is the place to go.
  3. And it delivers what only digital can: a preview screen and the ability to delete lousy shots.


  1. Westport and Ilwaco hatchery chinook fishing still erratic, but good news is more fish are staging to the north

    So the latest word on the ocean hatchery chinook salmon fishery off Westport and Ilwaco shows a mixed bag of results with action being good one day and lousy the next. “In Westport we ended the weekend with a 0.26 fish per person average,” said Wendy Beeghly, a state Fish and Wildlife co
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

  2. Explainer: Why does microwaving water result in lousy tea?

    A reader recently wrote in to ask: Why is tea made with microwave-heated water so lousy compared to tea made with water boiled in a kettle? Because a proper cup of black tea must be made with water that’s come to a rolling boil. A kettle is designed to heat water evenly to 212 degrees.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Buffalo News

  3. Haller aiming for nationals

    TEUTOPOLIS - Four lousy points. That's all that separated Kelsi Haller and a spot in the national rodeo competition. Haller placed fifth in last year's Illinois High School Rodeo Association barrel racing event, meaning she was just one place shy of he
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Effingham Daily News


  1. House Natural Resources Chairman Nick Rahall, DW.Va., said "this whole IG report reads like a script from a television miniseries and one that cannot air during family viewing time. It is no wonder that the office was doing such a lousy job of...
    on Sep 10, 2008 By: Nick Rahall Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "Mostly it's lousy out there," Schirra said in 1981 on the occasion of the first space shuttle flight. "It's a hostile environment, and it's trying to kill you. The outside temperature goes from a minus 450 degrees to a plus 300 degrees. You...
    on May 3, 2007 By: Wally Schirra Source: Forbes

  3. "We'll find out," Huckabee said. "I know a lot of people are cynical and think we pulled a stunt yesterday. I just decided if that's what it takes to get elected, that's a lousy way to run a country."
    on Jan 1, 2008 By: Mike Huckabee Source: Forbes

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