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Adjective, Adverb


Askanceadv. [Cf. D. schuin, schuins, sideways, schuiven to shove, schuinte slope. Cf. Asquint.].
     Sideways; obliquely; with a side glance; with disdain, envy, or suspicion.  [1913 Webster]
    "They dart away; they wheel askance."  [1913 Webster]
    "My palfrey eyed them askance."  [1913 Webster]
    "Both . . . were viewed askance by authority."  [1913 Webster]
Askancev. t. 
     To turn aside.  [1913 Webster]
    "O, how are they wrapped in with infamies
    That from their own misdeeds askance their eyes!
    "  [1913 Webster]


Askance, adv. (also askant) sideways or squinting.

look askance at regard with suspicion or disapproval.
16th c.: orig. unkn.



aside, askant, askew, asquint, awry, broadside, broadside on, cam, captiously, censoriously, cock-a-hoop, cockeyed, crabwise, critically, crookedly, cynically, disapprovingly, distrustfully, doubtfully, doubtingly, edgeway, edgeways, edgewise, glancingly, laterad, laterally, on its side, on the beam, reproachfully, right and left, sideling, sidelong, sideward, sidewards, sideway, sideways, sidewise, sidling, skeptically, suspiciously, unfavorably

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