sheepish


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sheep·ish

 (shē′pĭsh)
adj.
1. Embarrassed, as by consciousness of a fault: a sheepish grin.
2. Meek or stupid.

sheep′ish·ly adv.
sheep′ish·ness n.

sheepish

(ˈʃiːpɪʃ)
adj
1. abashed or embarrassed, esp through looking foolish or being in the wrong
2. resembling a sheep in timidity or lack of initiative
ˈsheepishly adv
ˈsheepishness n

sheep•ish

(ˈʃi pɪʃ)

adj.
1. embarrassed or bashful, esp. for having done something wrong or foolish.
2. like a sheep, as in meekness or docility.
[1150–1200]
sheep′ish•ly, adv.
sheep′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sheepish - like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity
docile - willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation"
2.sheepish - showing a sense of shame
ashamed - feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse; "are you ashamed for having lied?"; "felt ashamed of my torn coat"

sheepish

adjective embarrassed, uncomfortable, ashamed, silly, foolish, self-conscious, chagrined, mortified, abashed, shamefaced He looked a little sheepish when he answered.
confident, bold, assertive, brash, audacious, brazen, unabashed, unapologetic, unembarrassed, brass-necked (Brit. informal), unblushing
Translations
خَجول، مُرْتَبِك
rozpačitý
fåret
kindarlegur
rozpačitý

sheepish

[ˈʃiːpɪʃ] ADJavergonzado

sheepish

[ˈʃiːpɪʃ] adj [grin, look] → penaud(e)

sheepish

adjverlegen; I felt a bit sheepish about itdas war mir ein bisschen peinlich

sheepish

[ˈʃiːpɪʃ] adj (look, smile) → imbarazzato/a, mortificato/a

sheep

(ʃiːp) plural sheep noun
a kind of animal related to the goat, whose flesh is used as food and from whose wool clothing is made. a flock of sheep.
ˈsheepish adjective
embarrassed. a sheepish expression.
ˈsheepishly adverb
ˈsheepdog noun
a dog (of a kind often) trained to work with sheep.
References in classic literature ?
The superintendent of the asylum and some of his help- ers came in and stood about looking sheepish.
Well, I felt sheepish enough to be took in so, but I wouldn't a been in that ringmaster's place, not for a thousand dollars.
I wouldn't be used to such grand people as the patriarchs and prophets, and I would be sheepish and tongue-tied in their company, and mighty glad to get out of it.
Tom was tugging at a button-hole and looking sheepish.
Well, I got my boots on, and we went down and slipped in and laid the paper of sugar on the berth, and sat down soft and sheepish and went to listening to Bud Dixon snore.
He was, now, a huge, strong fellow of six feet high, broad in proportion, and round-shouldered; but with a simpering boy's face and curly light hair that gave him quite a sheepish look.
Crackenthorp herself, the summit of whose perpendicular feather was on a level with the Squire's shoulder--luring fair lasses complacently conscious of very short waists and skirts blameless of front-folds--luring burly fathers in large variegated waistcoats, and ruddy sons, for the most part shy and sheepish, in short nether garments and very long coat-tails.
Projecting eyes, undecided in color, gave to her face, the rounded outline of which had no dignity, an air of surprise and sheepish simplicity, which was suitable perhaps for an old maid.
I wish I had been there to see how sheepish the Englishmen looked.
Yet, for all his air of peacock-like conceit, his clothes sagged a little, and his face wore a sheepish air which might have passed for profundity.
The lout with the sheepish smirk, holding the ball, is myself as I was before the cares of the world soured me.
Cronshaw, hearing her, turned a sheepish eye upon her; she was stout, matronly, and middle-aged; and solemnly kissed his hand to her.