dastardly


das·tard·ly

adjective \-lē\

: very cruel : using tricks to hurt people

Full Definition of DASTARDLY

1
:  cowardly
2
:  characterized by underhandedness or treachery <a dastardly attack> <a dastardly villain>
das·tard·li·ness noun

Examples of DASTARDLY

  1. a dastardly attack on innocent civilians
  2. <his dastardly conduct in a critical moment haunted him for the rest of his life>

First Known Use of DASTARDLY

1542

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