look askance at

Definition of look askance at

:to be doubtful about
  • Most scientists looked askance at the new discovery.

Word by Word Definitions

look play
  1. : to make sure or take care (that something is done)

  2. : to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

  3. : to exercise the power of vision upon : examine

  1. : the act of looking

  2. : glance

  3. : the expression of the countenance

askance play
  1. : with disapproval or distrust : scornfully

  2. : with a side-glance : obliquely


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