Askance - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈskæns|  American pronunciation of the word askance
Brit.  |əˈskans|  British pronunciation of the word askance

adverb

- with suspicion or disapproval
- with a side or oblique glance

adjective

- (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy(syn: askant, asquint, sidelong, squint, squint-eyed, squinty)

Examples

...we looked askance at the dealer's assertion that the car had never been in an accident...

he looked askance at the offer

did not quite turn all the way back but looked askance at me with her dark eyes

her eyes with their misted askance look

A waiter looked askance at Ellis's jeans.

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