adverb \ə-ˈskan(t)s\

: in a way that shows a lack of trust or approval

Full Definition of ASKANCE

:  with a side-glance :  obliquely
:  with disapproval or distrust :  scornfully <they eyed the stranger askance>

Variants of ASKANCE

askance also askant \-ˈskant\

Examples of ASKANCE

  1. <we looked askance at the dealer's assertion that the car had never been in an accident>

Origin of ASKANCE

origin unknown
First Known Use: circa 1530


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