[syn: shamefaced, sheepish]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Sheepish \Sheep"ish\, a.
1. Of or pertaining to sheep. [Obs.]
2. Like a sheep; bashful; over-modest; meanly or foolishly
diffident; timorous to excess.
Wanting change of company, he will, when he comes
abroad, be a sheepish or conceited creature.
[1913 Webster] -- Sheep"ish*ly, adv. --
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or
meekness or timidity [syn: sheeplike, sheepish]
2: showing a sense of shame [syn: shamefaced, sheepish]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
53 Moby Thesaurus words for "sheepish":
abject, amenable, apologetic, asinine, blushful, blushing, bovid,
bovine, caprid, caprine, compliant, contrite, cowish, cowlike,
deerlike, docile, embarrassed, equestrian, equine, flushed,
goatish, goatlike, hircine, hoggish, hoofed, horsy, humble,
humbled, manipulable, meek, melted, mulish, obedient, ovine,
passive, penitent, penitential, penitentiary, piggish, pliable,
red, repentant, ruddy, ruminant, shamefaced, sheeplike, softened,
swinish, timid, touched, tractable, ungulate, withdrawn