lowlife

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lowlife

1. A contemptible person. That guy is a lowlife, always hitting on the waitresses and causing trouble.
2. The class of such people considered collectively. As a private investigator, I'm well-acquainted with our city's lowlife.

low-life

1. n. a low person; a repellent person. This low-life smells like bacon.
2. mod. mean; belligerent. We don’t need any low-life characters around here.
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In my opinion, any lowlife breaking into a person's property, who is caught by the owner and given a good hiding, or if it goes as far as serious injury, should never be arrested or charged.
But unlike Lowlife, which although is quite clearly indebted to Tarantino but ultimately manages to carve its own path, Us And Them is a good, technically excellent film that ultimately remains wonderfully in debt to its forebearers but is no more than that.
Two Aston Villa claret and blue gnomes were stolen by "lowlife" on two separate occasions at the grave of Joseph Murphy in Woodlands Cemetery.
Oh, wait, you probably do, too - but you buy it up town, so I guess maybe you can overlook the fact that it was manufactured by the "lowlifes." We are closer to self-sufficiency than any other part of this town, or most towns in this valley.
In every country, there must be a thousand political 'lowlifes'.
This picture shows a "hunter" kneeling over a baby prairie dog he had just shot, obviously regarding it as a joke and reinforcing the image of hunters as totally insensitive lowlifes, not worthy of consideration in any gun-law dispute.
THOSE ARE THE DELUSIONAL RANTINGS OF DRUNKEN STONER LOWLIFES WHO ENVY MY LOFTY SOCIAL STATUS!
To the lowlifes who took the bike I promise I will find you -with or without the bike.
Why, they will ask, is the federal government paying to secure the "consulting" services of flim-flam men, unreconstructed hit men and puckish hackers when burglars, second-story men and lowlifes who specialize in knocking over liquor stores have to earn their daily bread through grubby, downscale crime?
Lowlifes and sleazeballs in high public places good for business?
I once asked a hotel owner why he tests his employees, and he said, in so many words: Everyone else is doing it, and I don't want to be the one who gets stuck with all the druggies and lowlifes who can't get a job anywhere else in town.
Judging by the number of lowlifes, misfits, idiots and ignoramuses they have been installing in public office, masochism seems to be their thing.
"The person that done this, they're scum, they're dirty lowlifes and I hope all of us get justice for David.
NEW YORK -- While the provocative musical "The Threepenny Opera'' celebrates lowlifes, the upcoming production by the Atlantic Theater Company will star some acting royalty -- Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Academy Award winner F.