- very poor or bad; disgusting
- infested with lice
I came down with a cold the day Max and I flew out of Seattle, and I was very cranky to think that I was going to be sick and feeling lousy all weekend.
They were basically filling in for my absent father and were pretty lousy all the way around.
I felt lousy this morning, and then I felt high on cold medication when I finally took something for it after trying everything else.
They are poor amid wealth and their living conditions are lousy.
Do you think people are poor because of lousy educational opportunities, wildly unequal social conditions and layer upon layer of middle-class privilege?
No one has ever said to you, after reading the finished product, ‘You are a lousy writer.’
I was feeling lousy and sick and rowed as badly as I had at the beginning of the week.
It should come as no surprise that the result is a poor selection of expensive lousy telephone security products.
“You know I was feeling pretty lousy before you showed up in my office this afternoon.
What an awful show with bad acting, lousy scripts, ridiculous effects, and poor lighting.
Even while feeling lousy, it’s hard to stay inside when the weather is so beautiful.
To be honest, most of the times the script is really lousy.
He was lousy with lice.
We have had a few lousy weeks of wet weather mostly.
I think when it rains and the weather’s lousy they enjoy themselves even more.
Thus, the fight to improve lousy schools so that poor, bright children stand a better chance of getting to good universities on merit is utterly undermined.
In America, lousy jobs are increasing as top corporations are awash in cash.
I felt lousy last night (stomach trouble) and woke up this morning with a head and backache, crampy and an upset stomach.
It’s a perfectly good car, and it will serve you well when the weather is lousy.
He even cried on camera during a pathetic and lousy piece of filmmaking.
When you cut your carbs too low, you may feel really lousy.
‘We only had one day of summer - the weather was lousy,’ complains Alex.
He is just making lousy excuses, as the previous Minister did.
Now he says the networks are doing a lousy job of covering the world.
Within a few days I felt lousy, weak, listless. I ran a low-grade fever for a few days, and my head hurt.
So, I’ve feeling pretty lousy for about a week, a cold, back pain, the works.
This camp was lousy with lice and fleas, and it wasn’t long before I was as lousy as the rest of the boys there.
Initially, customers groused about a grinding gear shift, poor air-conditioning, and lousy tires.
As usual, it’s overwhelmingly the rich who get the pleasure while the poor put up with lousy services and fares which have rocketed since deregulation.
I’m really lousy at writing emails, as you can probably see.