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Showing or feeling embarrassment from shame or a lack of self-confidence:‘a sheepish grin’
embarrassed, uncomfortable, hangdog, self-consciousshamefaced, ashamed, abashed, mortified, chastened, chagrinedremorseful, contrite, rueful, regretful, penitent, repentantshy, bashful, diffidentView synonyms
- ‘He looked rather sheepish and diffident, hands in pockets and a nervous grin on his face.’
- ‘But it was too late to deliver an apology and I understand a sheepish Paul has hardly been able to sleep since.’
- ‘His reply was a sheepish admission that even in time of war, boys will be boys.’
- ‘As a gratifyingly sheepish look passed over my hairdresser's face, I basked in my brief moment of triumph.’
- ‘We're sheepish about it because we're too dumb to know how to fight back against the microscopic murderers.’
- ‘There is something apologetic and sheepish about Boris even at the best of times.’
- ‘Her name was Rebecca and she spent Friday looking rather sheepish and apologetic!’
- ‘She ran ahead, anxious for the secret to be unveiled, while Jude walked behind with a sheepish grin.’
- ‘Looking sheepish when he finally noticed me standing at the counter, he laughed an apology.’
- ‘I just stand there with a sheepish grin, my heart thumping like a foundry hammer.’
- ‘In the intermission of the premiere, the guests looked distinctly sheepish.’
- ‘As I came through the door I was greeted by a sheepish looking hound.’
- ‘Some sheepish hands are raised and the rest are banished from his presence.’
- ‘I looked over at his mother to see a sheepish, almost embarrassed look on her face.’
- ‘Sheep templates were snatched up and youngsters have been far from sheepish in letting their imaginations run riot.’
- ‘The groom's father and the bridegroom look sheepish and shake their heads.’
- ‘The offending male was rather sheepish when I glared at him through my cat-mask and asked him what exactly he thought he was doing.’
- ‘He was smiling at me, looking uncharacteristically sheepish, and well, quite beautiful.’
- ‘Next to her was a little old guy looking rather sheepish and awkward, wearing a stripy jacket and a corduroy cap, with lots of badges on both.’
- ‘How can voters respond when their sheepish representatives can't even debate the matter in parliament?’
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