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Synonyms for lousy
ˈlaʊ zilousy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. icky, crappy, lousy, rotten, shitty, stinking, stinkyadjective

    very bad

    "a lousy play"; "it's a stinking world"

    Synonyms:
    noisome, icky, malodorous, filthy, smelly, crappy, fetid, ill-smelling, malodourous, ill-scented, foetid, foul, rotten, unpleasant-smelling, stinky, decayed, dirty, rotted, gooey, stinking, shitty, foul-smelling, funky

    Antonyms:
    good, nice, clean

  2. lousyadjective

    infested with lice

    "burned their lousy clothes"

    Synonyms:
    stinking, shitty, icky, rotten, stinky, filthy, crappy, dirty

    Antonyms:
    clean, good, nice

  3. dirty, filthy, lousyadjective

    vile; despicable

    "a dirty (or lousy) trick"; "a filthy traitor"

    Synonyms:
    soiled, cruddy, smutty, unsporting, unsportsmanlike, stinky, dingy, crappy, filthy, cheating(a), nasty, stinking, unclean, rotten, shitty, pestiferous, marked-up, ill-gotten, foul, contaminating, sordid, icky, dirty, muddy, muddied

    Antonyms:
    good, clean, nice

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "lousy":

    miserable, rotten, bad, wretched, measly, ugly, pathetic

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#190598unsporting
#195362malodorous
#227568noisome

How to use lousy in a sentence?

  1. Lily Tomlin:

    Ninety-eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hard-working Americans. It is the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.

  2. Donald Trump:

    These people on the other side, these people are crazy. They want to take it away, give you lousy health care, we are making your Medicare even better and we're not letting anyone, it will never be taken away from you.

  3. Jean Anouilh:

    It is restful, tragedy, because one knows that there is no more lousy hope left. You know you're caught, caught at last like a rat with all the world on its back. And the only thing left to do is shout -- not moan, or complain, but yell out at the top of your voice whatever it was you had to say. What you've never said before. What perhaps you don't even know till now.

  4. Samuel Walker:

    What we have begun to learn in Chicago is they do a lousy job of investigating( those complaints), you can't use their bad performance as evidence to say the complaint was unfounded. The problems begin to compound each other.

  5. Ray Douglas Bradbury:

    Don't think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It's self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can't try to do things. You simply must do things.


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