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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
a•skance /əˈskæns/USA pronunciation   adv. 
  1. with a side glance;
    sidewise.
  2. with disapproval or doubt[look + ~ + at/on]My friends looked askance at my scheme.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
a•skance  (ə skans), 
adv. 
  1. with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval:He looked askance at my offer.
  2. with a side glance; sidewise;
    obliquely.
Also,a•skant  (ə skant). 
Etymology:1520–30;
earlier a scanche, a sca(u)nce;
of obscure origin, originally
1 . skeptically, suspiciously.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

askance /əˈskæns/, askant /əˈskænt/ adv
  1. with an oblique glance
  2. with doubt or mistrust
Etymology: 16th Century: of unknown origin



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