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
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Alas, The Sharper Image’s supersonic Molechaser device was designed to do its work without bothering pets, leaving our mutts free to work their dastardly business.
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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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