WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
sheep•ish /ˈʃipɪʃ/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. embarrassed or bashful, esp. for having done something foolish:He gave a sheepish grin after tripping on the steps.
sheep•ish•ly, adv. 
sheep•ish•ness, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
sheep•ish  (shēpish),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. embarrassed or bashful, as by having done something wrong or foolish.
  2. like sheep, as in meekness, docility, etc.
sheepish•ly, adv. 
sheepish•ness, n. 
  • Middle English shepisshe. See sheep, -ish1 1150–1200

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

sheepish /ˈʃiːpɪʃ/ adj
  1. abashed or embarrassed, esp through looking foolish or being in the wrong
  2. resembling a sheep in timidity or lack of initiative

ˈsheepishly adv ˈsheepishness n

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