Definition of Lousiness

1. Noun. Infestation with lice (Pediculus humanus) resulting in severe itching.

Exact synonyms: Pediculosis
Generic synonyms: Infestation
Specialized synonyms: Head Lice, Pediculosis Capitis, Pediculosis Corporis, Crabs, Pediculosis Pubis
Derivative terms: Lousy



2. Noun. The quality of being disgusting to the senses or emotions. "The vileness of his language surprised us"

Definition of Lousiness

1. n. The state or quality of being lousy.

Definition of Lousiness

1. Noun. State or property of being lousy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lousiness

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Medical Definition of Lousiness

1. Infestation with lice of the family Pediculidae, especially infestation with Pediculus humanus. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lousiness

louse around
louse flies
louse fly
louse up
louseborne
loused
louselike
louses
lousewort
louseworts
lousicide
lousicides
lousier
lousiest
lousily
lousiness (current term)
lousinesses
lousing
lousy
lousy evil
lout
louted
louting
loutish
loutishly
loutishness
loutishnesses
loutou
loutrophoros
louts

Literary usage of Lousiness

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1. The Modern Horse Doctor: Containing Practical Observations on the Causes by George H. Dadd (1856)
"POULTRY lousiness IN HORSES. Poultry lousiness, one of the evils of domestication, has probably never occupied much of the attention of horse owners in this ..."

2. The Chemical Aspects of Silk Manufacture by Robert Livingston Fernbach (1910)
"It was long known that diseased worms spun a fiber which, when dyed, exhibited this defect, commonly termed "lousiness"; but because of the paucity of ..."

3. The Principles and Practice of Veterinary Surgery by William Williams (1882)
"It must be overcome by good food, tonics, and cleanliness. One form of lousiness in the horse deserves special mention, namely— POULTRY lousiness, ..."

4. The Modern Horse Doctor: Containing Practical Observations on the Causes by George H. Dadd (1854)
"POULTRY lousiness IN HOUSES. Poultry lousiness, one of the evils of domestication, has probably never occupied much of the attention of horse owners in this ..."

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