sheepish Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"sheepish" in British English

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sheepishadjective

uk   us   /ˈʃiː.pɪʃ/
embarrassed because you ​know that you have done something ​wrong or ​silly: She gave me a sheepish ​smile and ​apologized.
sheepishly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
He sheepishly ​admitted he hadn’t done his ​homework.
sheepishness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of sheepish from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sheepish" in American English

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sheepishadjective

 us   /ˈʃi·pɪʃ/
embarrassed because you ​realize you have done something ​wrong or ​silly: a sheepish ​grin
sheepishly
adverb  us   /ˈʃi·pɪʃ·li/
He sheepishly ​admitted he hadn’t done his ​homework.
(Definition of sheepish from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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