Askant vs. Askance

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  • Askant (adjective)

    Aslant, or sloping.

  • Askant (adverb)

    Aslant, or askance, or sideways

  • Askance (adverb)

    With disapproval, skepticism, or suspicion.

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

  • Askance (adverb)

    Sideways; obliquely.

  • Askance (adjective)

    Turned to the side, especially of the eyes.

  • Askance (verb)

    To look at (someone or something) with a sideways glance.

  • Askance (verb)

    To turn (one’s eye or gaze) to the side.

  • Askance (adverb)

    with an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval

    “a waiter looked askance at his jeans”

    “the reformers looked askance at the mystical tradition”

Oxford Dictionary

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