: resembling a sheep in meekness, stupidity, or timidity
: 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
- He felt a little sheepish.
- <a sheepish scholar who is most comfortable when surrounded by books>
First Known Use of SHEEPISH
Related to SHEEPISH
- backward, bashful, coy, demure, diffident, introverted, modest, recessive, retiring, self-effacing, shy, withdrawn
- extroverted (also extraverted), immodest, outgoing
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