Definition of sucky in English:



North American
  • 1Very bad or unpleasant.

    ‘her sucky state job’
    • ‘Looking back, the album was sort of bland and sucky.’
    • ‘I had a pretty sucky job and living situation and was letting it affect the relationship.’
    • ‘I've described my job as moderately sucky before, but now I can see it pushing closer to being a job I could love.’
    • ‘It was just a backlash against sucky music and polyester suits.’
    • ‘The real sucky part of this is that the Wellbutrin (in addition to the Paxil I've been taking) has really worked.’
    • ‘Later, in the same meeting, a Creative Director holds up a Powerpoint presentation that our sucky new Business Director has designed and presented to a client.’
    • ‘If you narrow yourself down to one particular year, sometimes you'll get stuck with 365 days of sucky music and, then what?’
    • ‘The man is brilliant, give him small stage, big venue, sucky crowd, skeptics, big fans, whatever, he always delivers.’
    • ‘I really hate telemarketers, but I know that they are human beings, who have this sucky job where they must call up people that they know are going to hate them.’
    • ‘How is it fair that this fabulous kid - straight A's, a natural leader by example, athletically gifted, kind, articulate, soft-hearted - is in such a sucky system?’
    • ‘And it's great despite the fact that much of it is, if you'll excuse my belletrism, kind of sucky.’
    • ‘This is a bad and sucky trend; one of my resolutions is to try not to be a part of it, or not accept it when it is foisted upon me.’
    • ‘This finding is kind of sucky, though, because as one scientist noted because the tendency to sit still seemed to be biological, it might not be easy for obese people to change their ways.’
    • ‘All in all it was enjoyable and I was less sucky at it than I thought I'd be.’
    • ‘What a sucky, sucky way to end a sucky, sucky day.’
    • ‘But she's not the only one with a really sucky life.’
    • ‘You're not the only one about to have a sucky summer.’
    • ‘Sure, I'll have to suck it up and get a real job and move onto the same sucky grown-up life you have, eventually, sure.’
    • ‘An why would so many sucky Yankees be rewarded with so many pennants?’
    • ‘So there you have it: two sucky go-nowhere songs, two overplayed ones now rendered unlistenable because of that, and a whole slew of good to great ones.’
  • 2Ingratiating and obsequious.

    ‘Tommy immediately put on his sucky expression’
    • ‘Last night I went for a few beers after college with my tutor - not being sucky, you realise, but just having a few jars and putting the world to rights.’
    obsequious, sycophantic, excessively deferential, subservient, fawning, toadying, ingratiating, unctuous, oily, oleaginous, greasy, reptilian, grovelling, cringing, toadyish, sycophantish, slavish, abject, craven, humble, uriah heepish, self-abasing
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