- with an oblique glance
- with doubt or mistrust
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- with a side glance;
- with disapproval or doubt:[look + ~ + at/on]My friends looked askance at my scheme.
- with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval:He looked askance at my offer.
- with a side glance; sidewise;
- 1520–30; earlier a scanche, a sca(u)nce; of obscure origin, originally
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged skeptically, suspiciously.