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dastard


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dastard  \Das"tard\,  n.  [Prob.  from  Icel.  d[ae]str  exhausted. 
  breathless,  p.  p.  of  d[ae]sa  to  groan,  lose  one's  breath;  cf 
  dasask  to  become  exhausted,  and  E.  daze.] 
  One  who  meanly  shrinks  from  danger;  an  arrant  coward;  a 
  poltroon. 
 
  You  are  all  recreants  and  dashtards  and  delight  to 
  live  in  slavery  to  the  nobility.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dastard  \Das"tard\,  a. 
  Meanly  shrinking  from  danger;  cowardly;  dastardly.  ``Their 
  dastard  souls.''  --Addison. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dastard  \Das"tard\,  v.  t. 
  To  dastardize.  [R.]  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dastard 
  adj  :  treacherously  cowardly;  "the  unprovoked  and  dastardly  attack 
  by  Japan  on...December  7th"-  F.D.  Roosevelt  [syn:  {dastard(a)}, 
  {dastardly}] 
  n  :  a  malicious  coward 




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