American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A person of low social status or moral character: "explores a world of London lowlifes in sinister prosperity” ( Times Literary Supplement).
- n. An untrustworthy, despicable, or disreputable person, especially one suspected of being a criminal.
- n. a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
- low + life (Wiktionary)
“Here we go ... the lowlife is bringing Christianity into his miserable mess.”
“The other, a lowlife from the notorious Easterhouse estate in Glasgow, likes to take pot-shots at passing firemen and two year olds.”
“Funny, but such "lowlife" slanderous remarks are exactly what Herbert decries of the Clintons.”
“I'm sure O'Reilly and his ilk would consider me a "lowlife" for demonstrating what he views as my "intolerance and hypocrisy".”
“The kind of lowlife scumbag that lives in communities right all across our nation, could be living in your neighborhood.”
“Because what, after all, was Johnny Mascia himself but the same kind of lowlife drug dealer he murdered - and much worse?”
“What kind of lowlife trash could concieve such a despicable act.”
“Finding the facts and authorship of classic offenses, such as the thousands or even millions of petty thefts committed by mankind traditionally, goes almost unnoticed, since these are misdemeanors of "small criminals" that are facetiously and classically pointed out by society as "lowlife" crimes ...”
“He brings a kind of lowlife wisdom to his role as the Cook, who sits all day in a motel room mixing up crystal meth.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘lowlife’.
A list of compound derogatory names such as gapeseed, muckworm and lickspittle. Your one-word contributions to this list are welcome.
See sionnach's list derogatory terms I should use ...
An extensive list I have been working on for quite some time. Feel free to add more of the kind if you miss any.
List of all things wormy.
Words from 2009 'Watchmen' film.
An assortment of ruffians, villains and scamps.
(who are remarkably endearing for all they are bad seeds...)
Favorite things to call people that piss me off or to shout out when enraged. Not all of them are actual swearwords.
Looking for tweets for lowlife.