sheepish

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adjective sheep·ish \ˈshē-pish\

Definition of sheepish

  1. 1 :  resembling a sheep: such asa :  meek, timidb :  stupid

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

sheepishly

adverb

sheepishness

noun

Examples of sheepish in a Sentence

  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


SHEEPISH Defined for English Language Learners

sheepish

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adjective

Definition of sheepish for English Language Learners

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


SHEEPISH Defined for Kids

sheepish

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adjective sheep·ish \ˈshē-pish\

Definition of sheepish for Students

  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

sheepishly

adverb


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