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Negative EmotionPlay
Expresses dissatisfaction, often used to emphasize personal feelings about bad experiences. SlideI had a lousy time at the party.
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Slight RudenessPlay
Can sound informal and slightly rude, so be cautious in polite or formal situations. SlideHe's doing a lousy job managing the team.
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Often used for exaggeration things may not be as bad as the word 'lousy' suggests. SlideYou don't look lousy, just a bit tired.