Askance

Definition of Askance

A`skance´
adv.1.Sideways; obliquely; with a side glance; with disdain, envy, or suspicion.
They dart away; they wheel askance.
- Beattie.
My palfrey eyed them askance.
- Landor.
Both . . . were viewed askance by authority.
- Gladstone.
v. t.1.To turn aside.
O, how are they wrapped in with infamies
That from their own misdeeds askance their eyes!
- Shak.

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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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