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lowlife Syllabification: low·life
Pronunciation: /ˈlōlīf/
(also low life)

Definition of lowlife in English:


People or activities characterized as being disreputable and often criminal: crackheads, loafers, and general nineties low life
More example sentences
  • Pattaya is a tourist city and we cannot have such low-life criminals attacking tourists.
  • Expect ripe language, prostitution, low-life characters, black marketeering, drug abuse and more - but there may be a little bit of romanticism even in this grim tale.
  • Unlike other kinds of theft where the principal beneficiaries are the thief and other low-life cretins, here the person who benefits the most is another contractor.


Example sentences
  • These previously prime time westerns taught us that when the bad guys come into town to terrorise our families, the sheriff always rounds up the men willing to hop on a horse and go after these low-lifers.
  • Typical of a Soderbergh movie is the assertion that most low-lifers are comedians at heart.
  • These low-lifers work, drive and shop among us without conscience, in every area of the judicial system.
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