- Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
|part of speech:
||showing embarrassment, as from becoming aware of having done something foolish or stupid.
a sheepish confessiona sheepish look on his face
- abashed, embarrassed, shamefaced
- similar words:
- apologetic, ashamed, blushing, chagrined, foolish, hangdog, mortified
||sheepishly (adv.), sheepishness (n.)