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askance

American English: /əˈskæns/
British English: /əˈskans/
, /əˈskɑːns/

adverb

  • to look askance at something/somebody (with mistrust, disapproval)
    mirar algo/a alguien con recelo
    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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