Synonyms of lousy in English:

lousy


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adjective

1‘I've been a lousy friend’

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
informal rotten, pathetic, useless, hopeless
British informal 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
informal 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
informal rough, rotten, awful, out of sorts, under the weather
British informal 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
    British be heaving with
    ANTONYMS

    devoid of