look askance at

Definition of look askance at

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

    :  to exercise the power of vision upon :  examine

  1. :  the act of looking

    :  glance

    :  the expression of the countenance

askanceplay
  1. :  with disapproval or distrust :  scornfully

    :  with a side-glance :  obliquely


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WORD OF THE DAY

clearly seen through or understood

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