sheepish meaning, sheepish definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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If you look sheepish, you look slightly embarrassed because you feel foolish or you have done something silly.      adj  
The couple leapt apart when she walked in on them and later came downstairs looking sheepish.     
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abashed, ashamed, chagrined, embarrassed, foolish, mortified, self-conscious, shamefaced, silly, uncomfortable  
   assertive, audacious, bold, brash, brass-necked     (Brit. informal)   brazen, confident, intractable, obdurate, unabashed, unapologetic, unblushing, unembarrassed  

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