The word "lousy" is an adjective that you can use to describe something that is really bad:

  • We’ve had lousy weather lately.
  • Lousy sales caused the store to close.
  • Marina divorced her husband because he was a lousy person, and he wasn’t interested in satisfying her needs in the relationship.
  • Customer service at this store is lousy. The employees aren’t very helpful.
  • Joe says he feels lousy today, so he’s just going to stay home in bed. (He’s sick.)
  • The food at this place is lousy.

lousy weather

The weather today is lousy.

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Originally published April 7, 2013; updated on April 17, 2017