Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state of being lousy or infested with lice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state or quality of being lousy.

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  • noun State or property of being lousy.

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  • noun infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching
  • noun the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions

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Examples

  • Drill SGT: Yeah, I overinflated the "lousiness" of Novak's driving.

    "Morally speaking, what [Bob] Novak was doing here is no better than walking down a crowded street with his handgun, firing off .22 rounds at random."

  • Trees (especially fruit-bearers) are infested with the measels, by being burned and scorched with the sun in great droughts: To this commonly succeeds lousiness, which is cur’d by boring an hole into the principal root, and pouring in a quantity of brandy, stopping the orifice up with

    Sylva, Vol. 1 (of 2) Or A Discourse of Forest Trees

  • Switching on the car's "Sport" mode only recalibrates the lousiness.

    The Fiat 500C Can't Fail

  • For Katz's Jewish paternal forebears, who'd been driven from shtetl to shtetl by implacable anti-Semites, as for the old Angles and Saxons on his mother's side, who'd labored to grow rye and barley in the poor soils and short summers of northern Europe, feeling bad all the time and expecting the worst had been natural ways of equilibriating themselves with the lousiness of their circumstances.

    Franzen On The Book, The Backlash, His Background

  • For Katz's Jewish paternal forebears, who'd been driven from shtetl to shtetl by implacable anti-Semites, as for the old Angles and Saxons on his mother's side, who'd labored to grow rye and barley in the poor soils and short summers of northern Europe, feeling bad all the time and expecting the worst had been natural ways of equilibriating themselves with the lousiness of their circumstances.

    Franzen On The Book, The Backlash, His Background

  • The pleasure lasts a minute, but then feelings of guilt, loss of control and other negative consequences just deepen the lousiness of the day.

    Gretchen Rubin: 5 Common Happiness Mistakes: 'Boosters' That Do More Harm Than Good

  • For Katz's Jewish paternal forebears, who'd been driven from shtetl to shtetl by implacable anti-Semites, as for the old Angles and Saxons on his mother's side, who'd labored to grow rye and barley in the poor soils and short summers of northern Europe, feeling bad all the time and expecting the worst had been natural ways of equilibriating themselves with the lousiness of their circumstances.

    Franzen On The Book, The Backlash, His Background

  • For Katz's Jewish paternal forebears, who'd been driven from shtetl to shtetl by implacable anti-Semites, as for the old Angles and Saxons on his mother's side, who'd labored to grow rye and barley in the poor soils and short summers of northern Europe, feeling bad all the time and expecting the worst had been natural ways of equilibriating themselves with the lousiness of their circumstances.

    Franzen On The Book, The Backlash, His Background

  • For Katz's Jewish paternal forebears, who'd been driven from shtetl to shtetl by implacable anti-Semites, as for the old Angles and Saxons on his mother's side, who'd labored to grow rye and barley in the poor soils and short summers of northern Europe, feeling bad all the time and expecting the worst had been natural ways of equilibriating themselves with the lousiness of their circumstances.

    Franzen On The Book, The Backlash, His Background

  • For Katz's Jewish paternal forebears, who'd been driven from shtetl to shtetl by implacable anti-Semites, as for the old Angles and Saxons on his mother's side, who'd labored to grow rye and barley in the poor soils and short summers of northern Europe, feeling bad all the time and expecting the worst had been natural ways of equilibriating themselves with the lousiness of their circumstances.

    Franzen On The Book, The Backlash, His Background

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