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synonyms for sheepish

  • diffident
  • foolish
  • self-conscious
  • timid
  • uncomfortable
  • abashed
  • ashamed
  • chagrined
  • docile
  • guilty
  • mortified
  • retiring
  • shamefaced
  • silly
  • tame
  • timorous
See also synonyms for: sheepishness

antonyms for sheepish

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  • bold
  • aggressive
  • unashamed
  • unembarrassed
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Peter McMahon, the physicist-engineer at Cornell University who led the development of the network, defends it with a sheepish smile, pointing out that the handwritten number looks sloppy.
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Each time this happened, my supervisor simply watched the whole thing with a sheepish smile, but never said anything to the manager.
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As Arthur — sheepish, with festering frustration — Douglas nimbly walks a tricky tightrope.
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Never be sheepish or embarrassed when you are asking for money from a foundation or a philanthropist.
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She resented his sudden drop from his pedestal, for he looked sentimental and somewhat sheepish.
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Gradually he began to feel a little sheepish, but nevertheless he did not relinquish his desire to break up the service.
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Well, I felt sheepish enough to be took in so, but I wouldn't a been in that ringmaster's place, not for a thousand dollars.
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The sheepish manners of our students and school-boys, may also be attributed to the mutton so generally alloted to them.
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George stood his ground, looking sheepish; the old woman stood before him trembling violently and fighting against her tears.
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He looks sheepish, but his round rosy face rises good-humouredly above the absurd garlands.
ROUND THE WONDERFUL WORLDG. E. MITTON
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