Definition of askance in English:

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askance

Pronunciation: /əˈskans/
(also askant /əˈskant/)

adverb

With an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval: the reformers looked askance at the mystical tradition a waiter looked askance at Charlie’s jeans
More example sentences
  • Bonachela knows that there are people in contemporary dance who look askance at his commercial work.
  • Canadians might look askance at this, given their jaundiced attitude towards many things American.
  • If people with suspiciously orange tans are to be looked at askance, so, too, are suspiciously orange fish.
Synonyms

Origin

Late 15th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with askance

bromance, expanse, finance, Hans, Hanse, manse, nance, Penzance, Romance

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Syllabification: a·skance

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