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sheepish

adjective

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not comfortable around people
  • a sheepish scholar who is most comfortable when surrounded by books

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The first known use of sheepish was in the 13th century

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“Sheepish.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sheepish. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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