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sheepish

sheep·ish

sheepish

 
pronunciation:
shi pihsh
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part of speech: adjective
definition: showing embarrassment, as from becoming aware of having done something foolish or stupid.
a sheepish confessiona sheepish look on his face
synonyms:
abashed, embarrassed, shamefaced
similar words:
apologetic, ashamed, blushing, chagrined, foolish, hangdog, mortified
derivations: sheepishly (adv.), sheepishness (n.)
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