Sheepishly is defined as something done in a timid, embarrassed manner.adverb
If you throw a tantrum, feel embarrassed about it and timidly come back to apologize later, this is an example of a time when you apologize sheepishly.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Variant of sheepish
- embarrassed as because of feeling chagrin
- awkwardly shy or bashful
- resembling sheep in meekness, timidity, etc.
Origin: ME shepisse, like a sheep
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