What does askance mean?

Definitions for askance
əˈskæns; əˈskæntaskance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. askance, askant, asquint, squint, squint-eyed, squinty, sidelongadverb

    (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"

  2. askanceadverb

    with suspicion or disapproval

    "he looked askance at the offer"

  3. askanceadverb

    with a side or oblique glance

    "did not quite turn all the way back but looked askance at me with her dark eyes"


  1. askanceadverb

    With disapproval, skepticism, or suspicion.

    The beggar asked for change, but the haughty woman only looked at him askance.

  2. askanceadverb

    Sideways; obliquely.

  3. askanceadjective

    Turned to the side, especially of the eyes.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Askanceadverb

    alt. of Askant

  2. Askanceverb

    to turn aside

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Askance

    a-skans′, Askant, a-skant′, adv. sideways: awry: obliquely: with a side glance, or with a side meaning.—v.t. (Shak.) to turn aside.—To eye, look, or view askance, to look at with suspicion. [Ety. very obscure; perh. conn. with It. a schiáncio, slopingly, or with Ice. á-ská, as in Askew.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of askance in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of askance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  • изкосо, накриво, подозрителноBulgarian
  • podezřívavě, úkosemCzech
  • schief, seitwärts, querGerman
  • con recelo, de reojoSpanish
  • sivuttain, nurkkasilmällä, karsaastiFinnish
  • avec méfiance, de traversFrench
  • obliquamente, stortoItalian
  • 疑わしい, 横目, 斜めJapanese
  • kōtaha, korotahaMāori
  • напреку, накосоMacedonian
  • [[com]] [[receio]]Portuguese
  • искоса, сбоку, подозрительно, неодобрительно, косо, упрёк, криво, подозрениеRussian
  • misstrogetSwedish
  • சாய்வாகTamil
  • 询问Chinese

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