Definition of Dastardy

1. n. Base timidity; cowardliness.



Definition of Dastardy

1. Noun. base timidity; cowardliness ¹

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Definition of Dastardy

1. despicable behaviour [n DASTARDIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Dastardy

dastard
dastard(a)
dastardies
dastardize
dastardized
dastardizes
dastardizing
dastardlier
dastardliest
dastardliness
dastardlinesses
dastardling
dastardly
dastardness
dastards
dastardy (current term)
dastgah
dastgahs
dasy-
dasyclad
dasyclads
dasymeter
dasymeters
dasymetric
dasypaedal
dasypaedes
dasypaedic
dasyphyllous
dasypod
dasypods

Literary usage of Dastardy

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1. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1910)
"... To himself he speaketh, low and quick, "This heathen seems much a heretic; I go to slay him, or else to die, For I love not dastards or dastardy. ..."

2. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1820)
"For my part, I find that those who are contemptible are the Turks, for losing by their dastardy the finest opportunity in the world ;— that they have been ..."

3. The Gentleman's Magazine (1842)
"... with whose representatives I may claim, not only acquaintance, but alliance. James's imputed dastardy at that vital crisis of his fate, ..."

4. The History of Ten Years, 1830-1840: Or, France Under Louis Philippe by Louis Blanc (1848)
"Lastly, after denouncing with withering sarcasm the dastardy of all those zealous royalists who had contrived by their projected exploits to have the ..."

5. The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White (1898)
"... but more probably Bastard ; since bastardy, in those days, was not deemed any disgrace, though dastardy was esteemed the greatest. ..."

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