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Nov 14 2020 30

Askance is an adverb that means ‘with a look of suspicion or disapproval.’

The origin of our word of the day is not known, but we are aware that it’s been around since the late 15th century and it is used in a context to describe a look or an attitude of suspicion. For example: Terri looked askance at the company’s policy of asking for her social security number immediately after entering the building. It seemed a very good reason to suspect something odd was going on.