lousy

lousy(
lau
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (terrible)
a. pésimo
The food at the restaurant was OK, but the service was lousy.La comida del restaurante no estaba mal, pero el servicio era pésimo.
b. malo
That was a lousy trick to pull on him. I'd be very angry with you if I were him.Qué mala pasada le hiciste. Yo de él estaría muy enojado contigo.
c. malísimo
Although she tries hard, she's a lousy cook.Aunque se esfuerza, es malísima cocinera.
d. fatal
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I've had a lousy day at work. Everything went wrong.Pasé un día fatal en la oficina. Todo me salió mal.
e. asqueroso (disgusting)
Alexander lives in a lousy apartment downtown. It's old and full of bugs!Alexander vive en un departamento asqueroso en el centro. ¡Está viejo y lleno de bichos!
2.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(of little value)
a. cochino
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
I worked like a dog all day, and all I get in return is 20 lousy dollars!Me maté a trabajar el día entero, ¡y todo a cambio de 20 cochinos dólares!
3. (infested with lice)
a. lleno de piojos
The vet said the dog was lousy and prescribed a spray for me to treat him with.El veterinario dijo que el perro estaba lleno de piojos y me recetó un espray para tratarlo.
b. piojoso
Where's that lousy mutt? We have to shave him.¿Dónde anda ese chucho piojoso? Lo tenemos que rapar.
4.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(teeming; used with "with")
a. plagado de
The town was lousy with security personnel because of the president's visit.La ciudad estaba plagada de personal de seguridad por la visita del presidente.
b. forrado de
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Her boyfriend is a Russian oligarch who's lousy with money.Su novio es un oligarca ruso forrado de plata.
c. podrido de
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g., skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
Have you seen their house? They must be lousy with money.¿Has visto qué casa tienen? Deben estar podridos de dinero.
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lousy
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
1. (colloquial)
a. pésimo(a), horroroso(a)
to feel lousysentirse fatal, pésimo
a lousy trickuna jugarreta
we had a lousy time on holidaylo pasamos fatal, pésimo durante las vacaciones
lousy [ˈlaʊzɪ]
adjective
lousier (comparative)lousiest (superlative)
1 (louse-ridden) piojoso
2 (very bad) [+climate, food] asqueroso (informal); [+secretary, driver] malísimo; pésimo
it was a lousy meal fue una comida asquerosa; I'm a lousy player juego fatal (informal); all for a few lousy quid todo por unas cochinas libras (informal); we had a lousy time lo pasamos fatal (informal); what a lousy trick! ¡qué cerdada! (informal); I feel lousy me siento fatal (informal)
3
to be lousy with money (rich) estar forrado (informal); estar podrido de dinero (informal)
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