Sheep"ish, a.

1.

Of or pertaining to sheep.

[Obs.]

2.

Like a sheep; bashful; over-modest; meanly or foolishly diffident; timorous to excess.

Wanting change of company, he will, when he comes abroad, be a sheepish or conceited creature. Locke.

-- Sheep"ish*ly, adv. -- Sheep"ish*ness, n.

 

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