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Class isn't something you buy. Look at you. You have a $500 suit on and you're still a lowlife.
Roger Spottiswoode

Meaning of "lowlife" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LOWLIFE

lowlife  [ˈləʊˌlaɪf] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LOWLIFE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Lowlife is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LOWLIFE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Low-life

A low-life or lowlife is a term for a person who is considered morally unacceptable by their community. Examples of people who are often called "lowlifes" are thieves, drug dealers, drug users, alcoholics, thugs, prostitutes and pimps. Often, the term is used as an indication of disapproval of antisocial or destructive behaviors, usually bearing a connotation of contempt and derision. This usage of the word dates to 1911.

Definition of lowlife in the English dictionary

The definition of lowlife in the dictionary is a member or members of the underworld.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LOWLIFE


afterlife
ˈɑːftəˌlaɪf
birdlife
ˈbɜːdlaɪf
folklife
ˈfəʊkˌlaɪf
highlife
ˈhaɪˌlaɪf
life
laɪf
long-life
ˈlɒŋlaɪf
midlife
ˈmɪdˌlaɪf
nightlife
ˈnaɪtˌlaɪf
real-life
ˌriːlˈlaɪf
short-life
ˌʃɔːtˈlaɪf
still-life
stɪl laɪf
wildlife
ˈwaɪldˌlaɪf

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LOWLIFE

lowest common multiple
Lowestoft
lowing
lowish
lowland
Lowland Scots
lowlander
Lowlands
lowlier
lowliest
lowlight
lowlights
lowlihead
lowlily
lowliness
lowly
lown
lowness
lowp
lowrider

WORDS THAT END LIKE LOWLIFE

a dog´s life
come to life
daily life
family life
for dear life
go for your life
half-life
home life
love life
not on your life
quality of life
real life
school life
sex life
shelf life
social life
still life
to the life
tree of life
way of life

Synonyms and antonyms of lowlife in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «lowlife» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LOWLIFE

Find out the translation of lowlife to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of lowlife from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «lowlife» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

下层的人
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

lowlife
570 millions of speakers

English

lowlife
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

lowlife
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

lowlife
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Lowlife
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

canalha
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কৃপণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lowlife
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Rendah hati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

lowlife
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

LOWLIFE
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

못된
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Lowlife
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lowlife
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

lowlife
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

निम्न जीवन
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

sefil hayat
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Lowlife
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Lowlife
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Lowlife
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

gunoaiele
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χαμηλότερη μορφή ζωής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lowlife
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

lowlife
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

lowlife
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of lowlife

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LOWLIFE»

The term «lowlife» is regularly used and occupies the 67.264 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LOWLIFE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «lowlife» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «lowlife» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about lowlife

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QUOTES WITH «LOWLIFE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word lowlife.
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Roger Spottiswoode
Class isn't something you buy. Look at you. You have a $500 suit on and you're still a lowlife.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LOWLIFE»

Discover the use of lowlife in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to lowlife and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Firmin: Adventures Of A Metropolitan Lowlife
This is a novel told through the voice of a rat. Firmin is born in the basement of a ramshackle old bookstore but because he is the runt of the litter, he is forced to compete for food and ends up chewing on the books that surround him.
Sam Savage, 2009
2
Lowlife Paradise: The Works of Glenn Barr
Glenn Barr's robots, creatures and vixens live in a seedy yet swinging 1960s universe, drenched in the haze of a post-industrial hangover.
Glenn Barr, 2003
3
Lowlife: Life in British Prison With Drug Dealers, Gun ...
Crack, smack, guns, knives, torture, and mutilation are all commonplace features of the margins of society. Welcome to the lowlife.
Simon Eddisbury, 2010
4
The Lowlife Companion
Published exclusively by Tin Man Alley Press.This serves as a companion book to Glenn Barr's definitive art book, Lowlife Paradise published by La Luz de Jesus.
‎2003
5
The Lowlife
Harryboy Boas is a gambling man who loves the dogs.
Alexander Baron, 2010
6
A Complete Lowlife
Witty and poignant, this collection of semi-autobiographical tales focuses on love, despair, lost friendships, and the murky morality of stealing from work.
‎2001
7
Paul McCarthy's Lowlife Slowlife: Tidebox Tidebook ; [in ...
Text by Jens Hoffmann.
Paul McCarthy, Jens Hoffmann, Stacen Berg, 2010
8
Lowlife Underdogs
LaValley's collection of stories drags us under to face the lows of societyżthe helpless and the morally corrupt.
Dustin LaValley, 2008
9
Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
This is not the familiar saga of mansions, avenues, and robber barons, but the messy, turbulent, often murderous story of the city's slums; the teeming streets--scene of innumerable cons and crimes whose cramped and overcrowded housing is ...
Luc Sante, 2003
10
Maximize Your Potential
You quicken your step and put your head down to try and avoid him but Mr Lowlife has spotted you. He scowls, then crosses the road and stops to speak to you. As you nervously stand there, Mr Lowlife's scowl turns into a strained smile and ...
Seymour, R. Ian

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LOWLIFE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term lowlife is used in the context of the following news items.
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Robber caught in the act in Wilmington neighborhood - WECT TV6 …
"That somebody would be that much of a lowlife to come into somebody else's house and steal their stuff, I think that's why I wasn't going to let ... «WECT-TV6, Jul 15»
2
GTA 5 Mod News: Self Driving Knight Rider Car Added; Solution to …
While there were already murmurs around about a new GTA 5 Low Riders DLC (AKA Lowlife DLC) last week, it looks like GTA 5 tipster ... «International Business Times, India Edition, Jul 15»
3
Opinion Line (July 21) | The Wichita Eagle
How low some people have sunk to willingly, knowingly go out of their way to see the lowlife Pete Rose and, even lower than that, to pay ... «Wichita Eagle, Jul 15»
4
Underestimating the Underdog: Why Ant-man is a worthy contender …
Marvel didn't take the movie too seriously, yet it gave the impressions that even a lowlife criminal can become a hero. Does size really matter? «moviepilot.com, Jul 15»
5
GTA 5 DLC: Stunt Races and Lamar Heist Missions for story mode …
Furthermore, it is widely believed that the next DLC will be the Lowrider or Lowlife update, based on the recently leaked information. «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»
6
Theatre On the Ridge celebrates 40th year with 1975 play
An embattled New York cop leads a precinct of characters in their grim daily battle with the city's lowlife. In “Detective Story,” playwright Kingsley ... «Chico Enterprise-Record, Jul 15»
7
Jail for 'lowlife' thief who stole victim's handbag after motorway death …
A thief branded a "scumbag" by his victim's family has been jailed for stealing the handbag of a grandmother seconds after she fell to her death ... «Lancashire Evening Post, Jul 15»
8
Hidden camera found in restroom of Hanford Target store
Marci Durkin, a Target shopper, answered, "Just a lowlife, sick person, who probably needs to seek some kind of help." Police say the camera ... «ABC30.com, Jul 15»
9
“Ant-Man”: Paul Rudd's muddled mini-Marvel movie offers tripped …
Rudd plays Scott Lang, the cheerful lowlife who is transformed into Ant-Man by the power of Michael Douglas' shellacked hair and Clinton ... «Salon, Jul 15»
10
GTA 5 DLC update: 12 new Lowrider aka Lowlife DLC cars leaked
The GTA community is abuzz with rumours of Lowrider aka Lowlife DLC making its way into GTA 5 in the forthcoming title updates for the game. «International Business Times UK, Jul 15»

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