Saturday, October 15, 2011
Definitions for askance
- With suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval.
- With a side glance; sidewise; obliquely.
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Citations for askance
People had been looking askance at him for as long as he could remember, and he thought it was time to put a stop to that.
Grasping this essential of life in a big city he sees the place not as a confronted whole, but continually askance.
Origin of askance
The origin of askance has not been verifiably determined. It is possibly a variant of the Old Norse word askew meaning "to one side."