As far as i know this word appears many times in newspapers in magazine. So officially it couldn't be that offensive. But if I use this word describing an individual like
- I left my job because i had a lousy boss.
- Don't invite that lousy friend of yours to the party.
- She had cooked lousy food for dinner.
Do these sentence sound offensive ?
I've come across this word few times in movies where it's been used when the character is in a negative state of mind. So i am not conviced that it is not an offensive word despite it is not listed in leading dictionaries as offensive.
Is it okay to use this without taking the risk to offend someone ? Could you help ?