What does sheepish mean?

Definitions for sheepish
ˈʃi pɪʃsheep·ish

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word sheepish.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sheeplike, sheepish(adj)

    like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity

  2. shamefaced, sheepish(adj)

    showing a sense of shame


  1. sheepish(Adjective)

    Having the characteristics of a sheep

  2. sheepish(Adjective)

    shy, meek, shameful or embarrassed

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sheepish(adj)

    of or pertaining to sheep

  2. Sheepish(adj)

    like a sheep; bashful; over-modest; meanly or foolishly diffident; timorous to excess

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheepish in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sheepish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sheepish in a Sentence

  1. Gregory Cheadle , of California:

    President Trump is a rich guy who is mired in white privilege to the extreme, republicans are too sheepish to call him out on anything and they are afraid of losing their positions and losing any power themselves.

  2. Barack Obama:

    I've talked to many of them, and I've told them I'm sympathetic. And, by the way, there's not a lot of vigor when they defend the position that they're taking, that they wouldn't even meet, for example, with a Supreme Court nominee. They're pretty sheepish about it when they make those comments.

  3. Evelyn Yang:

    At first, I was actually sheepish about having our family in the public at all, but I do think that it's really important to talk about, because there's all this stigma around special needs, and autism specifically. And there really shouldn't be, because all our children have something special to offer. And our son has made our family better.

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