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askance

a·skance

askance

 
 
pronunciation:
skaens
part of speech: adverb
definition 1: with a sideways glance; indirectly.
The horse looked askance at the rattlesnake.
synonyms:
asquint
antonyms:
directly
similar words:
obliquely, sidelong, sideways
definition 2: with distrust or suspicion.
Musicians and scholars once looked askance at the phenomenon of jazz.
synonyms:
distrustfully, mistrustfully, suspiciously
antonyms:
approvingly
derivation: askant (adv.)