askance - Dictionary definition and meaning for word askance
askance.. reminds u of the word GLANCE..so when u want to glance at someone , u look SIDEWAYS or give a INDIRECT LOOK..
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When you want to take a girl out for a date and are very hesitant to ask her about it, then you make up your mind and ASK her with a glANCE..i.e not looking directly into her eyes...hence ASKANCE is looking sideways or indirectly.
ASKew + glANCE
ASKANCE = ASKEW
ask+an(ANN)+ce(SE) ...if something happens..and u suspect ann....but since you are angry on her ,you dont want to talk and look at her ,so u take your friend help .you say him"ask ann se bhai" kahi usne to nahi kiya ye sab.
u r viewing her with suspicion
so here u are indirectly...looking at her or in other u are viewing
when u dont know an answer in exam u look here n der to ask someone...ASKance