American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Cowardly and malicious; base.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by gross cowardice; meanly timid; base; sneaking.
- adj. in the manner of a dastard; marked by cowardice; pusillanimous
- adj. treacherous; given to backstabbing
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Meanly timid; cowardly; base.
- adj. despicably cowardly
- dastard + -ly (Wiktionary)
“British Ambassador to Afghanistan William Patey said that what he called a "dastardly, cowardly attack designed to attack British interests" had instead caused the deaths of many Afghans”
“Inkatha denied involvement in what it called a dastardly attack.”
“Or am I the Chief Constable in dastardly disguise ….? on December 28, 2006 at 9: 21 am | Reply M&MBM”
“In a nationwide address, President Jonathan said there will be a judicial commission of inquiry into what he calls "dastardly acts of violence" that recall the days before Nigeria's Biafran civil war, in the late 1960's.”
“Astonished at his own feelings, and indignant at what he termed a dastardly weakness, he found it necessary to argue with himself, and his rapid thoughts said, “Do I not feel the necessity of this act!”
“Lord Methuen described as dastardly the firing by the enemy on ambulance waggons, the shooting of a British officer by a wounded Boer, and the use of Dum-Dum bullets; but he refused to believe that these acts were characteristic of the enemy; he would give them credit until he was convinced to the contrary that they wished to fight fair and square.”
“But do not accelerate it; thou wilt not be called dastardly if thou honorably preservest thy life -- and Erinnys,  with her murky tempest, enters not the dwelling where the gods receive a sacrifice from the hands [of the inmates].”
“I wouldn't call her dastardly, but there's a good bit of cruelty to the narrator of”
“According to these two babes (well, maybe one babe and Greta), it was some kind of dastardly plot.”
“In turn, liberal columnist Dahlia Lithwith, writing for the online magazine Slate, said Breyer's musings did not "amount to some kind of dastardly liberal anti-free-speech conspiracy.”
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