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synonyms for askance

  • skeptically
  • suspiciously
  • askew
  • disapprovingly
  • disdainfully
  • dubiously
  • obliquely
  • sidelong
  • sideways
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How to use askance in a sentence

In their theology, elites look askance at the most vulnerable even though it is the most vulnerable — the poor, the outcasts — who can redeem a flawed world.
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Unless, of course, they are the type who looks at things slightly askance.
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I admit that I looked askance at this book for quite some time before digging in, thinking, that I knew exactly how to grill vegetables.
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He sulks when something doesn’t go his way, bows his head and looks askance when he’s doing something he knows he shouldn’t, throws everything within reach on the floor when he’s angry.
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When they sported men’s clothing and took their cat for walks on a leash, skeptical islanders surely looked askance.
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He eyed Bumble askance as he entered, but scarcely deigned to nod his head in acknowledgment of his salutation.
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And the conversation then broke down, and the brothers looked askance at one another in silence.
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I thought they looked at me askance, and I made sure that the more superstitious crossed themselves on my approach.
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We crave and struggle for individuality; here was mine restored to me, and I looked at it askance.
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Many shrugged their shoulders, while Capitan Toringoy merely looked askance at Isagani.
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WORDS RELATED TO ASKANCE

  • askance
  • askant
  • aslant
  • awry
  • bent
  • catawampus
  • cockeyed
  • crookedly
  • curved
  • knotted
  • lopsided
  • oblique
  • obliquely
  • off-center
  • slanted
  • slanting
  • to one side
  • topsy-turvey
  • turned
  • twisted
  • yaw ways
  • zigzag
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.