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English definition of “askance”

askance

adverb     /əˈskɑːns/ US  /-ˈskæns/
look askance to look at or think about someone or something with doubt, disapproval, or no trust: They looked askance at our scruffy clothes.Doubt and ambivalenceHesitatingCautious and vigilantPaying attention and being careful
(Definition of askance adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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