WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
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 © 2017
a•skance  (ə skans),USA pronunciation 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).USA pronunciation 
  • 1520–30; earlier a scanche, a sca(u)nce; of obscure origin, originally
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged 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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