Meaning of sheepish


Sheep aren’t the smartest, most confident creatures. They’re always clustering together as if they’re ashamed to be alone. When you’re sheepish, you’re like a sheep — embarrassed and not confident.

The word sheepish can be used to describe how someone looks or acts. If you wear a sheepish grin, you’re embarrassed. Similarly, if you’re feeling a bit sheepish, you’re probably wanting to hide away from the world. If you are acting sheepish, you probably don’t want to take responsibility for your actions.

Definitions of sheepish
  1. adjective

    showing a sense of shame




    feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse
  2. adjective

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




    willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed

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