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askance Syllabification: a·skance
Pronunciation: /əˈskans/
(also askantəˈskant)

Definition of askance in English:


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.


Late 15th century: of unknown origin.

Words that rhyme with askance

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