This is a Wednesday’s Wonderful Words post, in which I chose a word, well-know or otherwise, and discuss why I think it’s so wonderful.
1. Mean and cowardly; meanly base; sneaking: a dastardly act.
All that tinkering comes in handy when the trio discovers an evil scientist’s dastardly plan to rob a museum.
To conceal the dastardly and inhuman of tense, the body was hidden in a thick place among the leaves and brush.
There’s nothing evil or dastardly about insurers doing this.
1560s, “showing despicable cowardice,” originally “dull,” from M.E. dastard.