look askance at (someone or something)

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look askance at (someone or something)

To view or regard something in a disapproving or distrustful manner. I can't understand why everyone in this club is looking askance at me. Am I not wearing the right thing? Some people look askance at these institutions, but I believe they are beneficial to the public.
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look askance at someone or something

Fig. to be surprised or shocked at someone or something. The teacher looked askance at the student who had acted so rudely. Everyone had looked askance at her efforts as an artist.
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Reviled by the court for supposed complicity in the execution of some 200,000 Orthodox Croatians, Serbs, and Jews, the outside world looked askance at him till this day, seeing him mainly through the socialist eyes of Serbs and Jews.