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Meaning of ASKANCE

Pronunciation:  u'skans

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adv]  with a side or oblique glance; "did not quite turn all the way back but looked askance at me with her dark eyes"
  2. [adv]  with suspicion or disapproval; "he looked askance at the offer"
  3. [adj]  (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy; "her eyes with their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen; "sidelong glances"

ASKANCE is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: askant, asquint, indirect, sidelong, squint, squint-eyed, squinty



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \A*skance"\, Askant \A*skant"\, adv. [Cf. D. schuin,
    schuins, sideways, schuiven to shove, schuinte slope. Cf.
    Sideways; obliquely; with a side glance; with disdain, envy,
    or suspicion.
          They dart away; they wheel askance.      --Beattie.
          My palfrey eyed them askance.            --Landor.
          Both . . . were viewed askance by authority.
  2. \A*skance"\, v. t.
    To turn aside. [Poet.]
          O, how are they wrapped in with infamies That from
          their own misdeeds askance their eyes!   --Shak.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: aside, askant, askew, asquint, awry, broadside, broadside on, cam, captiously, censoriously, cock-a-hoop, cockeyed, crabwise, critically, crookedly, cynically, disapprovingly, distrustfully, doubtfully, doubtingly, edgeway, edgeways, edgewise, glancingly, laterad, laterally, on its side, on the beam, reproachfully, right and left, sideling, sidelong, sideward, sidewards, sideway, sideways, sidewise, sidling, skeptically, suspiciously, unfavorably