(also askant /əˈskant/ /əˈskɑːnt/)
With an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval: the reformers looked askance at the mystical tradition a waiter looked askance at his jeans
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- 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.
suspiciously, with suspicion, sceptically, with misgivings, cynically, mistrustfully, distrustfully, with distrust, doubtfully, dubiously, with doubt;
disapprove of, frown on, be hostile towards
Late 15th century: of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with askancebromance, expanse, finance, Hans, Hanse, manse, nance, Penzance, Romance
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