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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
a•skance /əˈskæns/USA pronunciation
adv. WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
- with a side glance;
- with disapproval or doubt[look + ~ + at/on]My friends looked askance at my scheme.
(ə skans′), adv.
- with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval:He looked askance at my offer.
- with a side glance; sidewise;
1 . skeptically, suspiciously.
earlier a scanche, a sca(u)nce;
of obscure origin, originally
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
askance /əˈskæns/, askant /əˈskænt/ adv
Etymology: 16th Century: of unknown origin
- with an oblique glance
- with doubt or mistrust
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