(adjective, adverb)


1. (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

Similar word(s): indirect, askant, asquint, sidelong, squint, squinty


1. with suspicion or disapproval

- he looked askance at the offer

2. with a side or oblique glance

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

Sentences with askance as an adverb:

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