askant


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Related to askant: methodically, whimsically

a·skance

 (ə-skăns′) also a·skant (ə-skănt′)
adv.
1. With disapproval, suspicion, or distrust: "The area is so dirty that merchants report the tourists are looking askance" (Chris Black).
2. With a sideways glance; obliquely.

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.askant - (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envyaskant - (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"
indirect - not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination; "sometimes taking an indirect path saves time"; "you must take an indirect course in sailing"
References in classic literature ?
The king was again silent, and looked askant at Colbert.
After a few more puffs at his pipe, the trooper looks down askant at the little man, and the little man winks up at the trooper.
But," said D'Artagnan, looking askant at Brienne, "you do not know, perhaps, monsieur, that I have the privilege of