shitty

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From shit +‎ -y.

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shitty ‎(comparative shittier, superlative shittiest)

  1. (vulgar, colloquial) Very bad; unpleasant; miserable; insignificant.
    The television I bought there was so shitty that I will never shop there again.
    I'm feeling shitty today; I don't want to go out.
    • 1988 November, Byron Coley, Underground, Spin, page 101,
      It's a well-known fact that reading is about the shittiest thing you can do for your eyes.
    • 2006, Everett True, Nirvana: The True Story, 2009, unnumbered page,
      The difference is they usually have a shittier singer, and no originality.
    • 2011, Rik Leaf, Four Homeless Millionaires, page 134,
      Halfway there we turned off the highway onto possibly the shittiest gravel road I have ever driven. In Canada, we would call it washboard; in Australia they call it corrugated, but you get the point.
  2. (US, vulgar, slang, not comparable) Under the influence of illicit drugs or alcohol; drunk; high.
  3. (Britain, Australia, New Zealand, vulgar, slang) Annoyed.
    Don't get shitty at me!
  4. (vulgar) Covered in crap (faeces/feces).
  5. (informal, vulgar) Of low quality or standard; inferior; not up to par, or failing one's expectations
    • 2005, Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep: A Novel - Page 157:
      “She's a shitty teacher, but Ault was in a bind.” But she hadn't been a shitty teacher when she'd been hired. She'd never taught before. And who was Aspeth to decide she was shitty now? She was still inexperienced.

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