Askant
Askance A*skance", Askant A*skant", adv. [Cf. D. schuin, schuins, sideways, schuiven to shove, schuinte slope. Cf. {Asquint}.] Sideways; obliquely; with a side glance; with disdain, envy, or suspicion. [1913 Webster]

They dart away; they wheel askance. --Beattie. [1913 Webster]

My palfrey eyed them askance. --Landor. [1913 Webster]

Both . . . were viewed askance by authority. --Gladstone. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • askant — adj. 1. toward the side, rather than directly ahead; used of a glance. Syn: askance, sidelong. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • askant — [ə skant′] adv. Archaic askance * * * …   Universalium

  • askant — [ə skant′] adv. Archaic askance …   English World dictionary

  • askant — adverb see askance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • askant — 1. adjective Aslant, or sloping. 2. adverb Aslant, or askance, or sideways …   Wiktionary

  • askant — adv. distrustfully, suspiciously; obliquely, from the side …   English contemporary dictionary

  • askant — ad. See askance …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • askant — adjective (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 Elizabeth Bowen sidelong glances • Syn: ↑askance, ↑asquint, ↑squint, ↑squint eyed, ↑squinty, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Dimsightedness — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Imperfect vision. >Fallacies of vision. < N PARAG:Dimsightedness >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 dim sight dim sight dull sight half sight short sight near sight long sight double sight astigmatic sight failing sight Sgm: N… …   English dictionary for students

  • Askance — A*skance , Askant A*skant , adv. [Cf. D. schuin, schuins, sideways, schuiven to shove, schuinte slope. Cf. {Asquint}.] Sideways; obliquely; with a side glance; with disdain, envy, or suspicion. [1913 Webster] They dart away; they wheel askance.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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