Definition of dastardly in English:

dastardly

Syllabification: das·tard·ly
Pronunciation: /ˈdastərdlē
 
/

adjective

dated humorous

Derivatives

dastardliness

noun
More example sentences
  • For once I finally know who my enemies are, so I might as well treat them with the same dastardliness that they would treat me.
  • Few, perhaps, could have reckoned with the peculiar dastardliness of dispatching a special ambassador to play for time until preparations for a surprise attack were ready.
  • I love that game, it requires absolutely no skill or dastardliness.

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'dull or stupid'): from dastard in the obsolete sense 'base coward'.

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