toggle menu
menu
vocabulary
1000+ books
Go to Book

askance
used in
The Scarlet Letter

only 1 use
(click/touch triangles for details)
Definition with disapproval, distrust, or suspicion

or:

directed to one side — especially a sideways glance
  • "Where," asked he, with a look askance at them—for it was the clergyman's peculiarity that he seldom, now-a-days, looked straight forth at any object, whether human or inanimate, "where, my kind doctor, did you gather those herbs, with such a dark, flabby leaf?"
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (19% in)

There are no more uses of "askance" in The Scarlet Letter.

Typical Usage  (best examples)
Dictionary / pronunciation — Vocabulary.com®Dictionary / synonyms — Google®Dictionary list — Onelook.com®Pictures — Google Images®