Synonyms for Sheepish:
apologetic, mild, self-effacing, unpretentious, selfless, plebeian, abashed, unobtrusive, submissive, plain, unassuming, meek, modest, homely, contrite, humble.
•shy, embarrassed (adjective)
docile, abashed, shamefaced, retiring, tame, ashamed, foolish, uncomfortable.
n.repentant, foolish, uncomfortable, feel/look small, sorry. •sheepish (noun)
sheeplike, ashamed, docile, shamefaced.
tame, embarrassed, retiring, shy.
Usage examples for sheepish
At other times, the same cheering and enthusiasm would result from the passage down the column of some obscure and despised officer, who knew it was all a joke, and looked mean and sheepish accordingly. – Detailed Minutiae of Soldier life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Carlton McCarthy