What does the word dastard mean?

Usage examples for 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 by 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 by 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 by Aeschylus