- to look askance at sth/sb (with mistrust, disapproval) mirar algo/a algn con receloMore 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.
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The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.