Definition of Lowlife

1. Noun. A person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible. "The British call a contemptible person a `git'"

Exact synonyms: Bum, Crumb, Dirty Dog, Git, Puke, Rat, Rotter, Scum Bag, Skunk, So-and-so, Stinker, Stinkpot
Generic synonyms: Disagreeable Person, Unpleasant Person
Derivative terms: Bum, Rat



Definition of Lowlife

1. Noun. An untrustworthy, despicable, or disreputable person, especially one suspected of being a criminal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Lowlife

1. a despicable person [n -LIFES or -LIVES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lowlife

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Literary usage of Lowlife

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1. Costa Rica Alive! by Bruce Morris (2002)
"The best and most famous lowlife bar is at Hotel Del Rey, Calle 9, Avenida 1. ... lowlife San Jose is famous for its lowlife and rightly so. ..."

2. In Other Words by Franklin Pierce Adams (1912)
"But, lowlife lyrist that I am, I see thee, and am like a clam; My tongue is mute; my heart's a lead one; Sight, hearing fail me — I'ma dead one! so ..."

3. Leon Abbett's New Jersey: The Emergence of the Modern Governorby Richard A. Hogarty by Richard A. Hogarty (2001)
"In the eyes of many, the Irish were disreputable people and considered the lowlife of New Jersey politics. Everyone heaped scorn on them. ..."

4. Snake Walkers by J. Everett Prewitt (2005)
"The lowlife and rebellious few that are causing all the trouble should get off the streets, stop complaining, work harder, and achieve. ..."

5. The British Essayists by James Ferguson (1823)
"SPECTATOR, ' THE matter which I am now going to send you, is an unhappy story in lowlife, and will recommend itself, so that you must excuse the manner of ..."

6. The British Essayists by James Ferguson (1823)
"SPECTATOR, ' THE matter which I am now going to send you, is an unhappy story in lowlife, and will re commend itself, so that you must excuse the mar ner of ..."

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