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- n. The quality or property of being sheepish; shyness; bashfulness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being sheepish; bashfulness; excessive modesty or diffidence; mean timorousness.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. feeling embarrassed about yourself
"It's Louie," said Jack, with an expression of face that was as near an approximation to what is called sheepishness as any thing I ever saw.
The other riders come in very slowly, and are oppressed by that indescribable air of sheepishness which is peculiar to gentleman jockeys when they do not win.
"That's not to say that there aren't some" Obama sheep "out there, but" sheepishness "is largely a characteristic of the willfully ignorant on the far right." - bozo
Naysayers and pessimists can point all they want to the "sheepishness," indolence and decadence of the American people.
It was almost a prayer, but a prayer that included a thousand meanings Daylight strove to feign sheepishness, but his heart was singing too wild a song for mere playfulness.
I do not suggest that these obstacles were placed there consciously with the prospect of now and then enjoying the sight of an unsuspecting or unobservant or uninitiated passer-by collapsing in a jolly heap of flailing arms, smashed salsa bottles, broken eggs, spilled veggies and an overwhelming sense of sheepishness.
While my initial reaction was sheepishness, I knew the call was serious and wondered if it had to do with his ongoing health problems.
I'm interested in these 'non-negotiable basics of Britishness', which when propounded in the media, usually end up as the one over-riding quality, namely a mythical sheepishness in allowing anyone who happens upon our land, to claim by nothing more than their arrival, to be as British as us.
"We'll hit an ATM later," a 23-year-old guy wearing a button-down and a backpack told her, curiously free of the requisite sheepishness that tipping an attractive woman with a fruit snack should conjure.
Other days showed confusion, sadness, sheepishness while most he's just as proud as a peacock.
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