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sheepish

adjective sheep·ish \ˈshē-pish\

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

Full Definition of SHEEPISH

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

First Known Use of SHEEPISH

13th century

Rhymes with SHEEPISH

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