Word Origin late 15th cent.: of unknown origin.Idiomsadverbjump to other results
BrE BrE//əˈskæns//; NAmE NAmE//əˈskæns//
to look at or react to somebody/something with suspicion or doubt, or in a critical way The opposition party looked askance at most of the government’s proposed policies. She looked askance at him when he began to eat before everybody else. A waiter in a tuxedo looked askance at his jeans.
look askance (at somebody/something), look (at somebody/something) askancejump to other results