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Synonyms for sheepish
ˈʃi pɪʃsheep·ish

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  1. sheeplike, sheepishadjective

    like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity

    Synonyms:
    sheeplike, shamefaced

    Antonyms:
    unashamed, stubborn, obstinate, unregenerate

  2. shamefaced, sheepishadjective

    showing a sense of shame

    Synonyms:
    shamed, sheeplike, guilty, hangdog, shamefaced

    Antonyms:
    stubborn, unashamed, unregenerate, obstinate

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  1. sheepishadjective

    Synonyms:
    timid, shame-faced, over-modest, very bashful, excessively diffident

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words3.0 / 1 vote

  1. sheepishadjective

    Synonyms:
    bashful, shy, over-modest

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#5928guilty
#62006shamed
#79599sheepish
#304816shamefaced

How to use sheepish in a sentence?

  1. Barack Obama:

    I've talked to many of them, and I've told them I'm sympathetic. And, by the way, there's not a lot of vigor when they defend the position that they're taking, that they wouldn't even meet, for example, with a Supreme Court nominee. They're pretty sheepish about it when they make those comments.

  2. Evelyn Yang:

    At first, I was actually sheepish about having our family in the public at all, but I do think that it's really important to talk about, because there's all this stigma around special needs, and autism specifically. And there really shouldn't be, because all our children have something special to offer. And our son has made our family better.

  3. Gregory Cheadle , of California:

    President Trump is a rich guy who is mired in white privilege to the extreme, republicans are too sheepish to call him out on anything and they are afraid of losing their positions and losing any power themselves.


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