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What is another word for sheepish?

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Adjective
Displaying a level of uncomfortable embarrassment
“Wallace often looks sheepish when admitting that his family has paid the price of his political success.”
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Suggestive of guilt or repentance
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“She stood in the corner with a sheepish grin after admitting to making a mess of her bedroom.”
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Having a shy or bashful nature, as of a sheep
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“She was also sheepish around the guests, which prompted Christopher to relegate her to kitchen duties.”
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Having a timid or fearful nature, as of a sheep
“Peter's response should not be taken strictly as a sheepish and cowardly response to danger but as an expression of self-denial.”
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Mentally or emotionally demoralized
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Socially awkward in nature
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Lacking in confidence, assertiveness or self-assurance
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