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n. pl. low·lifes also low·lives (-līvz′)
A person of low social status or moral character: "explores a world of London lowlifes in sinister prosperity" (Times Literary Supplement).

low′-life′ adj.


n, pl -lifes
a. a member or members of the underworld
b. (as modifier): his lowlife friends.



n., pl. -lifes.
1. a disreputable person.
2. a stratum of society composed of lowlifes.
low′-life`, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lowlife - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptiblelowlife - a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible; "only a rotter would do that"; "kill the rat"; "throw the bum out"; "you cowardly little pukes!"; "the British call a contemptible person a `git'"
disagreeable person, unpleasant person - a person who is not pleasant or agreeable
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