Synonyms of lousy in English:

lousy


See definition of lousy

adjective

1‘he had been a lousy husband’

SYNONYMS

awful, terrible, appalling, abysmal, very bad, atrocious, desperate, unspeakable, frightful, miserable

poor, incompetent, inadequate, unsatisfactory, inferior, not up to scratch, careless, second-rate, shoddy, slovenly

rotten, pathetic, useless, hopeless

British duff, poxy, rubbish, pants, a load of pants

ANTONYMS

good, competent

2‘the lousy, double-crossing snake!’

SYNONYMS

despicable, contemptible, dirty, low, mean, base, low-down, hateful, detestable, loathsome, vile, wicked, vicious

rotten, no-good

ANTONYMS

good, decent

3‘lousy bedclothes’

SYNONYMS

lice-infested, lice-ridden

rare pedicular, pediculous

ANTONYMS

clean, fumigated

4‘Doc Reid dishes me out a few vitamin pills when I'm feeling lousy’

SYNONYMS

ill, unwell, poorly, sick, nauseous, nauseated, queasy, bad

British off, off colour

rough, rotten, awful, out of sorts, under the weather

British grotty, ropy

vulgar slang crappy

ANTONYMS

well, healthy


Phrases

    lousy with

      ‘the town is lousy with tourists’

      SYNONYMS

      full of, crowded with, overrun by, overflowing with, swarming with, teeming with, alive with, crawling with, hopping with, bristling with, thronged with, packed with, rife with, well supplied with, awash with, abounding in, abundant in, knee-deep in, rolling in

      ANTONYMS

      devoid of

      Variant spelling lousy