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Meaning of SHEEPISH

Pronunciation:  'sheepish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  showing a sense of shame
  2. [adj]  like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity
 

SHEEPISH is a 8 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: ashamed(p), docile, shamefaced, sheeplike
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.
                                               --Locke.
   -- {Sheep"ish*ly}, adv. -- {Sheep"ish*ness}, n.

 

 

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