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a·skance(ə-skăns′) also a·skant (ə-skănt′)
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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1. with an oblique glance
2. with doubt or mistrust
[C16: of unknown origin]
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1. with a side glance; sidewise; obliquely.
2. with suspicion or disapproval; skeptically.
[1520–30; earlier a scanche, a sca(u)nce; of obscure orig.]
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|Adj.||1.||askance - (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"
|Adv.||1.||askance - with suspicion or disapproval; "he looked askance at the offer"|
|2.||askance - with a side or oblique glance; "did not quite turn all the way back but looked askance at me with her dark eyes"|
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1. suspiciously, doubtfully, dubiously, sceptically, disapprovingly, distrustfully, mistrustfully They have always looked askance at the western notion of democracy.
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askance[əˈskɑːns] ADV to look askance at sb → mirar a algn con recelo or desconfianza
to look askance at sth → ver algo con recelo or desconfianza
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
to look askance at sb → regarder qn de travers, regarder qn d'un œil désapprobateur
to look askance at sth → regarder qch d'un œil désapprobateur
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