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synonyms for sheepishness

  • abashment
  • humility
  • reservation
  • reserve
  • shyness
  • timidity
  • bashfulness
  • demureness
  • diffidence
  • modesty
  • reserve
  • timidity
  • kittenishness
  • retiringness

antonyms for sheepishness

MOST RELEVANT
  • boldness
  • confidence
  • pride
  • boldness
  • confidence
  • pride
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    How to use sheepishness in a sentence

    He relapsed into uncommon sheepishness, and hardly knew how to address his mother, who sat sobbing in her armchair.
    JULIAN HOMEDEAN FREDERIC W. FARRAR
    He was bowing with an effect of increasing strain and the intensity of his sheepishness becoming painful to contemplate.
    TURNS ABOUT TOWNROBERT CORTES HOLLIDAY
    While we men, taking blushes for a sign of guilt or sheepishness, are equally studious to suppress them.
    CLARISSA, VOLUME 5 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
    Angèle was quite unembarrassed and promptly rescued both boys from sheepishness.
    THE REVELLERSLOUIS TRACY
    "This is a better break then we deserve," Sime said, grinning with a trace of sheepishness.
    THE MARTIAN CABALROMAN FREDERICK STARZL
    Their sheepishness provoked us to laughter when we learned the true reason for all the bother.
    SIXTEEN MONTHS IN FOUR GERMAN PRISONSHENRY CHARLES MAHONEY
    (to the child, who was convulsed with mirth and sheepishness).
    MR. JACK HAMLIN'S MEDIATION AND OTHER STORIESBRET HARTE
    They stared at her with sullen sheepishness, but no one answered.
    CAPTAIN CALAMITYROLF BENNETT
    The very thought of it undoes me—with an absolute shock of sheepishness.
    THE RETURNWALTER DE LA MARE
    And then big Bob forgot his wonted sheepishness and spoke out with a man's voice, "I am sorry I spoke back, sir."
    GLENGARRY SCHOOLDAYSRALPH CONNOR
    SYNONYM OF THE DAY
    OCTOBER 26, 1985
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    WORDS RELATED TO SHEEPISHNESS

    • abashment
    • humility
    • reservation
    • reserve
    • sheepishness
    • shyness
    • timidity
    Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.