Definition of dastardly
1 : cowardly
2 : characterized by underhandedness or treachery a dastardly attack a dastardly villain
Examples of dastardly in a Sentence
a dastardly attack on innocent civilians
his dastardly conduct in a critical moment haunted him for the rest of his life
Recent Examples of dastardly from the Web
Most dastardly foe Garfield's Amazing sequel is heavy on baddies.
At last a mad genius has found a way to turn poutine, that dastardly Québécois combination of French fries, gravy and cheese curds, into finger food by layering it on top of potato skins.
This dastardly foe sinks his ruthless teeth into your organization by stealing productivity and squandering opportunity.
The millions of Spanglish-speaking Minions, who were once Dru's dastardly-deed doers, are now just kind of goofy servants.
Opiuo The homie Russ Liquid joined the Australian funkmaster on keys and horn, providing the already dastardly DJ with even more oomph.
However, these noose placing cretins have been able to move about and do their dastardly, not to mention cowardly, acts with no repercussion thus far.
Nick Cave waded into the crowd countless times Friday at the Auditorium Theatre and each time the singer in the suit was transformed: preacher, pugilist, dastardly villain, bereaved parent.
CBS Chicago reports third-grader Christian Clark spent a day roaming the lakefront, looking for dastardly villains to battle, like The Joker, while dressed as a super hero named Super Black.
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DASTARDLY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dastardly for English Language Learners
: very cruel : using tricks to hurt people
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Definition of dastardly for Students
: very mean and tricky a dastardly deed They nabbed the dastardly traitor.
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