dastardly

[ das-terd-lee ]
/ ˈdæs tərd li /

adjective

cowardly; meanly base; sneaking: a dastardly act.

Origin of dastardly

First recorded in 1560–70; dastard + -ly

Related forms

das·tard·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for dastardly

dastardly

/ (ˈdæstədlɪ) /

adjective

mean and cowardly

Derived Forms

dastardliness, noun
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