askance

[uh-skans]

adverb

with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval: He looked askance at my offer.
with a side glance; sidewise; obliquely.

Nearby words

  1. ask for the moon,
  2. ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country,
  3. ask out,
  4. ask, and it shall be given you,
  5. ask-upmark kidney,
  6. askarel,
  7. askari,
  8. askesis,
  9. askew,
  10. askey

Also a·skant [uh-skant] /əˈskænt/.

Origin of askance

First recorded in 1520–30; earlier a scanche, a sca(u)nce; of obscure origin

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British Dictionary definitions for askant

askance

askant (əˈskænt)

adverb

with an oblique glance
with doubt or mistrust

Word Origin for askance

C16: of unknown origin

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Word Origin and History for askant

askance

adv.
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Idioms and Phrases with askant

askance

see look askance.

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