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Definition of "dastard" [das•tard]

  • A sneaking, malicious coward. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "dastard" in a sentence
  • "“Let not thy mind be overmuch crossed by unwise men at thronged meetings of folk; for oft these speak worse than they wot of; lest thou be called a dastard, and art minded to think that thou art even as is said; slay such an one on another day, and so reward his ugly talk."
  • ""dastard," but he coolly waited until Haldane had finished, and then asked in his former tone:"
  • "Deeming the man who would not fight on provocation a dastard, when brought to the test it seemed wrong that he should fight."