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sheepish (adj.)

c. 1200, "resembling a sheep" in some perceived characteristic, from sheep + -ish. The sense of "bashful, over-modest, awkward among strangers" first is recorded 1690s. Related: Sheepishly; sheepishness. Old English had sceaplic "of a sheep, 'sheep-ly.'"

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Definitions of sheepish

sheepish (adj.)
like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity;
Synonyms: sheeplike
sheepish (adj.)
showing a sense of shame;
Synonyms: shamefaced
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