(also askant /-ˈskant, -ˈskɑːnt/)
- With an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval: the reformers looked askance at the mystical tradition a waiter looked askance at his jeansMore example sentences
suspiciously, with suspicion, sceptically, with misgivings, cynically, mistrustfully, distrustfully, with distrust, doubtfully, dubiously, with doubt; disapprovingly, with disapproval, with disfavour, contemptuously, scornfully, disdainfully; suspect, mistrust, distrust; disapprove of, frown on, be hostile towards
- 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.