askant

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

askant (comparative more askant, superlative most askant)

  1. (dated) Aslant, or sloping.
    • 1901, Elizabeth Stoddard, The Morgesons[1]:
      While appearing to listen to Adelaide, her eyes wandered over me with speculation askant in them.

Adverb[edit]

askant (comparative more askant, superlative most askant)

  1. (dated) Aslant, or askance, or sideways
    • 1917, Eugene Manlove Rhodes, Copper Streak Trail[2]:
      He folded the bill lovingly and tucked it away; but he flipped the coin from his thumb, spinning in the sun, caught it as it fell, and glanced askant at old Pete.