lousy


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pe·dic·u·lous

(pĕ-dik'yū-lŭs),
Infested with lice.
Synonym(s): lousy

lousy

(lou′zē)
adj. lous·ier, lous·iest
Infested with lice.

lous′i·ly adv.
lous′i·ness n.

lousy

Microbiology
adjective Louse-infested.
 
Vox populi
adjective A colloquial term referring to a state of physical malaise, as in feeling lousy.
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So far, my client's right; such a pittance of a contribution is evidence that machining is probably a lousy business.
Then some lousy team will come in and the Lakers almost go into automatic downgrade.
Lousy marketers think that the market exists because of their product whereas in fact, it is the other way around.
Insurers should expose these undercover levies because transparent taxes are better than sneaky taxes, and because insurance companies are lousy tax collectors.
Hughes takes when she finds out the problem isn't so much our lousy public relations but our lousy foreign policies.
They found a 9th-grade student who said he was a lousy teacher.
So five minutes into the walk, doing a fast scan across all manner of leafy greens, I find myself thinking, "Yeah, right, how am I going to find a couple of lousy trees in the middle of all this generic vegetation?
For proof of how lousy this show is, you need look no further than the catalogue essay and the solitary wall text, both of which begin by invoking the idiotic received idea of painting's supposed death.
The giant drug makers and small biotechs, as well as consultants, economists and consumer advocates, point to causes that range from lousy PR to nasty battles with manufacturers of low-cost generic drugs to the flawed basic structure of health care in the United States.
I wish the whole story would come out on these issues instead of making it sound like the government is giving us everything we need and schools are still lousy places to learn.
Still, how many dancers can afford to feel lousy for class, rehearsals, and performances while your body adjusts?
Tim Cavanaugh replies: Much as I'd like to blame all my adult failings on a lousy parochial education, the quality of religious instruction at Blessed Sacrament School was in fact so poor that we learned little even about Catholic doctrine, let alone the beliefs of Protestant schismatics.