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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