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sheepish

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adjective sheep·ish \ˈshē-pish\

Simple Definition of sheepish

  • : showing or feeling embarrassment especially because you have done something foolish or wrong

Full Definition of sheepish

  1. 1 :  resembling a sheep in meekness, stupidity, or timidity

  2. 2 :  affected by or showing embarrassment caused by consciousness of a fault <a sheepish grin>

sheep·ish·ly adverb
sheep·ish·ness noun

Examples of sheepish

  1. He felt a little sheepish.

  2. <a sheepish scholar who is most comfortable when surrounded by books>



13th Century

First Known Use of sheepish

13th century

Rhymes with sheepish


SHEEPISH Defined for Kids

sheepish

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adjective sheep·ish \ˈshē-pish\

Definition of sheepish

  1. 1 :  like a sheep (as in being meek or shy)

  2. 2 :  feeling or showing embarrassment especially over being discovered having done something wrong or foolish <a sheepish look>

sheep·ish·ly adverb




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