hangdog


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hang·dog

 (hăng′dôg′, -dŏg′)
adj.
1. Shamefaced or guilty.
2. Downcast; intimidated.
n.
A sneaky or despicable person.

hangdog

(ˈhæŋˌdɒɡ)
adj
downcast, furtive, or guilty in appearance or manner
n
a furtive or sneaky person

hang•dog

(ˈhæŋˌdɔg, -ˌdɒg)

adj.
1. browbeaten; defeated; abject: a hangdog look.
2. shamefaced; guilty.
n.
3. a contemptible person.
[1670–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.hangdog - showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater
ashamed - feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat"
2.hangdog - frightened into submission or compliance
afraid - filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions"

hangdog

Translations

hangdog

[ˈhæŋdɒg] ADJ (= guilty) [look, expression] → avergonzado; (= depressed) → abatido

hangdog

[ˈhæŋdɒg] adj [look, expression] → de chien battu

hangdog

adj look, expression (= abject)niedergeschlagen, trübsinnig; (= ashamed)zerknirscht

hangdog

[ˈhæŋˌdɒg] adj (guilty, look, expression) → da cane bastonato
References in classic literature ?
How unlike alas the hangdog look of a republican official, who, as the servant of the people, feels himself less than the least, and below the lowest of his masters.
Your manners have been of that silent and sullen and hangdog kind, that, upon my life and soul, I have been ashamed of you, Sydney
He had a particularly hangdog expression as he stood before the inspector with his head bowed and his countenance averted from Mr.
Look a little brisker, man, and not so hangdog like
Almost as he spoke a special train with one carriage took the curve of the line on their left, and, stopping, disgorged another group of policemen, in whose midst was the hangdog visage of Magnus, the absconded servant.
I'll beat this light about that hangdog face of yours (for hangdog it is, if it answers to your voice), and rouse the neighbourhood besides, if you detain me,' said the blind man.
Having paid for his entertainment with this agreeable compliment, he relapsed into a hangdog silence until there was no more India ale left, when he said, 'Well, Mrs.
Rea is at his charming, hangdog best here, though, and Harris, who has been on a cinematic roll in recent years, is equally fine.
Tommy McLean had a hangdog look after failing to sign Swede Magnus Kehlstedt.
Perpetual hangdog Paul Giamatti lends his droopy features to a disappointing recession drama.
Jim Caviezel plays John Sullivan, a hangdog New York cop who lost his firefighter father, Frank (Dennis Quaid), in a warehouse blaze 30 years ago.
They are, of course, a mixed bunch - two middle-aged feuding sisters (Anna Massey and Gemma Jones), a hangdog browbeaten dad, desperate to escape from a family caravan holiday (David Troughton), a chip shop assistant (Sadie Frost) and an Australian hitchhiker (Peter McDonald).