dastard

Part of speech: adverb

Cowardly.

Part of speech: noun

A coward.

Part of speech: adjective

Base and cowardly. dastardly.

Part of speech: noun

A base coward; poltroon.

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Usage examples "dastard":

  1. How ceasleslie our minds doth rack, How heauie lies vpon our back This dastard feare of dieng! - "A Discourse of Life and Death, by Mornay; and Antonius by Garnier", Philippe de Mornay Robert Garnier.
  2. You have tried not to dwell upon it; you have even tried to make light of it for the sake of the women: but on the whole it has grieved you more than even this dastard robbery. - "Lorna Doone, A Romance of Exmoor", R. D. Blackmore.
  3. Even now, having brought upon your countrymen this pell- mell flight, ye have, by your outcries, spread dastard cowardice, and ye are serving, as best ye may, the interests of those without, but we within our walls are suffering capture at our own hands; such blessings will you have if you live along with women. - "Prometheus Bound and Seven Against Thebes", Aeschylus.