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Meaning & Definition of Askance in English

English

Askance

/əskæns/

adjective

1. (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy

  • "Her eyes with their misted askance look"- elizabeth bowen
  • "Sidelong glances"
    synonym:
  • askance
  • ,
  • askant
  • ,
  • asquint
  • ,
  • squint
  • ,
  • squint-eyed
  • ,
  • squinty
  • ,
  • sidelong

adverb

1. With suspicion or disapproval

  • "He looked askance at the offer"
    synonym:
  • askance

2. With a side or oblique glance

  • "Did not quite turn all the way back but looked askance at me with her dark eyes"
    synonym:
  • askance