Meaning of 'askance'

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Meaning of ‘askance’

3 definitions found.



with a side or oblique glance

Example: "They did not quite turn all the way back but looked askance at me with their dark eyes."


with suspicion or disapproval

Example: "I looked askance at the offer."


directed to one side with, or as if with doubt, suspicion, or envy, used especially of glances

Example: "My eyes gave an askance look."

Synonyms: askant asquint squint-eyed squinty squint sidelong

Source: WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University

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