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Definition of "dastardly" []

  • Cowardly and malicious; base. (adjective)
  • Mean and cowardly (adjective)

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Use "dastardly" in a sentence
  • "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"