lousiness

lousiness
noun
1. infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑pediculosis
Derivationally related forms: ↑lousy
Hypernyms: ↑infestation
2. the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions
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the vileness of his language surprised us

Derivationally related forms: ↑wicked (for: ↑wickedness), ↑lousy, ↑vile (for: ↑vileness), ↑slimy (for: ↑sliminess), ↑repulsive (for: ↑repulsiveness), ↑loathsome (for: ↑loathsomeness)
Hypernyms: ↑offensiveness, ↑odiousness, ↑distastefulness

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  • Lousiness — Lous i*ness, n. The state or quality of being lousy. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lousiness — lousy ► ADJECTIVE (lousier, lousiest) 1) informal very poor or bad. 2) infested with lice. 3) (lousy with) informal teeming with (something undesirable). DERIVATIVES lousily adverb lousiness …   English terms dictionary

  • lousiness — noun see lousy …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • lousiness — See lousily. * * * …   Universalium

  • lousiness — noun State or property of being lousy …   Wiktionary

  • lousiness — lous·i·ness lau̇ zē nəs n PEDICULOSIS …   Medical dictionary

  • lousiness — n. state of being infested with lice; odiousness, repugnance; meanness, baseness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lousiness — lous·i·ness …   English syllables

  • loathsomeness — noun the quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions the vileness of his language surprised us • Syn: ↑repulsiveness, ↑sliminess, ↑vileness, ↑lousiness, ↑wickedness • Derivationally related forms: ↑w …   Useful english dictionary

  • pediculosis — noun infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching • Syn: ↑lousiness • Derivationally related forms: ↑lousy (for: ↑lousiness) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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