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dastardly

das·tard·ly

dastardly

 
pronunciation:
daes trd li
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part of speech: adjective
definition: cowardly; mean; sneaky.
synonyms:
cowardly, lowdown, mean, recreant, sneaking, sneaky, underhanded
antonyms:
gallant, noble
similar words:
base, contemptible, craven, deceitful, despicable, insidious, low, pusillanimous, vile, yellow
derivation: dastardliness (n.)
Word Parts
The word dastardly contains the following part:
-ly2 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means like; every (when attached to times)
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The suffix -ly2attaches primarily to native English nouns to form adjectives.