askance definition

  • adverb:
    • With disapproval, suspicion, or distrust: "The Region is really dirty that merchants report the tourists searching for askance” ( Chris Black).
    • With a sideways glimpse; obliquely.
    • With disapproval, doubt, or suspicion.
    • Sideways; obliquely.
    • Sideways; obliquely; with a side glance; with disdain, jealousy, or suspicion.
    • with suspicion or disapproval
    • with a side or oblique glimpse
  • adjective:
    • Turned to the medial side, particularly of eyes.
    • (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or just as if with question or suspicion or envy
  • verb-transitive:
    • To turn aside.
  • others:
    • Sidewise; obliquely; out from the corner associated with eye; askant.
    • To turn apart, once the eyes.
    • Perhaps.
    • As if; as if (stating).

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