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1‘he had been a lousy husband’
awful, terrible, appalling, abysmal, very bad, atrocious, desperate, unspeakable, frightful, miserable
informal poor, incompetent, inadequate, unsatisfactory, inferior, not up to scratch, careless, second-rate, shoddy, slovenly
informal rotten, pathetic, useless, hopeless
British informal duff, poxy, rubbish, pants, a load of pants
2‘the lousy, double-crossing snake!’
despicable, contemptible, dirty, low, mean, base, low-down, hateful, detestable, loathsome, vile, wicked, vicious
informal rotten, no-good
rare pedicular, pediculous
4‘Doc Reid dishes me out a few vitamin pills when I'm feeling lousy’
ill, unwell, poorly, sick, nauseous, nauseated, queasy, bad
British informal off, off colour
informal rough, rotten, awful, out of sorts, under the weather
British informal grotty, ropy
informal, vulgar slang crappy
‘the town is lousy with tourists’
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
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