Sheepish Sheep"ish, a. 1. Of or pertaining to sheep. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Like a sheep; bashful; over-modest; meanly or foolishly diffident; timorous to excess. [1913 Webster]

Wanting change of company, he will, when he comes abroad, be a sheepish or conceited creature. --Locke. [1913 Webster] -- {Sheep"ish*ly}, adv. -- {Sheep"ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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