sheepish

[shee-pish]
adjective
1.
embarrassed or bashful, as by having done something wrong or foolish.
2.
like sheep, as in meekness, docility, etc.

Origin:
1150–1200; Middle English shepisshe. See sheep, -ish1

sheepishly, adverb
sheepishness, noun
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sheepish (ˈʃiːpɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  abashed or embarrassed, esp through looking foolish or being in the wrong
2.  resembling a sheep in timidity or lack of initiative
 
'sheepishly
 
adv
 
'sheepishness
 
n

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sheepish
c.1200, "resembling a sheep in some characteristic," from sheep. The sense of "bashful" first is recorded 1693.
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Example sentences
Looking sheepish in the face of such unquestionable dignity, the hooligans
  skulk away.
The cell phone was tucked away with a sheepish grin.
He said he'd meet me there, and he was quite sheepish.
Investors nursing large losses are certainly feeling rather sheepish now.
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