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sheepish Line breaks: sheep|ish
Pronunciation: /ˈʃiːpɪʃ/

Definition of sheepish in English:


Showing or feeling embarrassment from shame or a lack of self-confidence: a sheepish grin
More example sentences
  • I looked over at his mother to see a sheepish, almost embarrassed look on her face.
  • He looked rather sheepish and diffident, hands in pockets and a nervous grin on his face.
  • Her name was Rebecca and she spent Friday looking rather sheepish and apologetic!



Pronunciation: /ˈʃiːpɪʃ(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • They sighed and looked here and there sheepishly, but the game was over.
  • Eventually he was coaxed out and sheepishly he made his excuses.
  • The shortest member of the group stands sheepishly holding a bicycle handlebar in his hand, the end marked with red paint.


Pronunciation: /ˈʃiːpɪʃnəs/
Example sentences
  • The boy's sheepishness and self-effacing manner intrigued her.
  • And then, with some embarrassment and sheepishness and a new sense of propriety, it ended.
  • Ironic, too, that he's diffident to the point of sheepishness, even in front of the most adoring audience.

Words that rhyme with sheepish

cheapish, steepish

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