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synonyms for hangdog

  • ashamed
  • browbeaten
  • conscience-stricken
  • cowering
  • defeated
  • downcast
  • guilty
  • intimidated
  • sheepish
  • wretched
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How to use hangdog in a sentence

He was one of those little insignificant hangdog things with vacant eyes.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
Edward slouched up alongside of me presently, with a hangdog look on him, as if he had been caught stealing jam.
THE GOLDEN AGEKENNETH GRAHAME
To that hangdog creature might fall the task of driving Betty home!
MY LITTLE SISTERELIZABETH ROBINS
Crab growled something under his breath and went off in a hangdog way.
RUTH FIELDING AT LIGHTHOUSE POINTALICE B. EMERSON
The stowaway's face showed some embarrassment, but not at all the usual hangdog mien of such wastrels.
WHERE THE BLUE BEGINSCHRISTOPHER MORLEY
The Versaillese, chosen from amongst their most reliable troops, were watched by officers with hangdog looks.
HISTORY OF THE COMMUNE OF 1871P. LISSAGARY
Jake's hangdog look showed that to be true, although he still maintained his obstinate silence.
THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS AT THE SEASHOREJANE L. STEWART
The look in Trenwith's eyes, and the sheepish, hangdog expression of his whole face made Eleanor gasp.
THE CAMP FIRE GIRLS AT THE SEASHOREJANE L. STEWART
Charity caught the heartsick, hangdog look in his eyes, and she forbore to slice Kedzie up with sarcasm.
WE CAN'T HAVE EVERYTHINGRUPERT HUGHES
Did the cub's hangdog of a father not offer a thousand pounds for my head on the end of a pikestaff?
HERALDS OF EMPIREAGNES C. LAUT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HANGDOG

  • base
  • contemptible
  • degraded
  • dejected
  • deplorable
  • dishonorable
  • fawning
  • forlorn
  • groveling
  • hangdog
  • humiliated
  • low
  • miserable
  • outcast
  • pitiable
  • servile
  • submissive
  • worthless
  • wretched
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.