sheepishly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sheepishly - in a sheepish manner; "sheepishly he handed her back the money"
Translations
بِخَجَل، بارتِباك
zaraženě
fåret
szégyenlõsen
kindarlega
zarazene
mahcup mahcuputanarak

sheepishly

[ˈʃiːpɪʃlɪ] ADVavergonzadamente

sheepishly

[ˈʃiːpɪʃli] adv [grin, smile] → d'un air penaud

sheepishly

advverlegen

sheepishly

[ˈʃiːpɪʃlɪ] adv (look, smile) → in modo imbarazzato, con aria mortificata

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.
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Yes, here were a set of sea-dogs, many of whom without the slightest bashfulness had boarded great whales on the high seas --entire strangers to them --and duelled them dead without winking; and yet, here they sat at a social breakfast table --all of the same calling, all of kindred tastes --looking round as sheepishly at each other as though they had never been out of sight of some sheepfold among the Green Mountains.
First one and then another pair of eyes followed the minister's, and then almost with one impulse the congregation rose and stared while the three dead boys came marching up the aisle, Tom in the lead, Joe next, and Huck, a ruin of drooping rags, sneaking sheepishly in the rear
The man whom he called Morgan--an old, grey-haired, mahogany-faced sailor--came forward pretty sheepishly, rolling his quid.
The captain looked at Simpson, who sheepishly admitted the truth of the allegation, then he stepped over to the ape as though to discover for himself the sort of temper the beast possessed, but it was noticeable that he kept his revolver cocked and leveled as he did so.
He had just got home from a trip to the store at Carmody, and he sheepishly produced a small parcel from his pocket and handed it to Anne, with a deprecatory look at Marilla.
He grinned sheepishly, recovered himself, and rode on.
Before I could call him off he had crushed Lakor into a jelly with a single blow of one mighty paw, and had literally torn the other thern to ribbons; yet when I spoke to him sharply he cowed sheepishly as though he had done a thing to deserve censure and chastisement.
Tarzan would grin sheepishly and pick up his knife and fork again, but at heart he hated them.
The warriors looked sheepishly at the food upon their plates of gold.
He looked at me sheepishly all the time, for he knew that no well-bred dog should eat at table; but the poor fellow was so wasted from improper food that I couldn't enjoy my own meal had he been denied an immediate share in it; and anyway Lys wanted to feed him.
Instead, some men grinned sheepishly and were restless on their feet, while Agno's expression advertised sturdy unbelief that there was anything pig-like about his chief.
You would flush with embarrassment; you would sheepishly drop the roll and continue down Broadway, fumbling feebly for the missing button.