Sheepish vs. Embarrassed — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Sheepish and Embarrassed
Embarrassed, as by consciousness of a fault
A sheepish grin.
To cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert
Meeting adults embarrassed the shy child.
Meek or stupid.
To hinder with obstacles or difficulties; impede
"an ambitious raid meant to embarrass his supply line by burning the bridges" (William Marvel).
Having the characteristics of a sheep.
(Archaic) To involve in or hamper with financial difficulties
The company was embarrassed and had to mortgage its properties.
Shy, meek, shameful or embarrassed.
A sheepish girl
A sheepish grin
Having a feeling of shameful discomfort.
After returning from the pool, Aleshia felt significantly better, though she was still slightly embarrassed.
Of or pertaining to sheep.
(archaic) Impeded; obstructed.
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.
Simple past tense and past participle of embarrass
Like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity
Feeling uneasily or unpleasantly self-conscious due to some event or circumstance; as, she was embarrassed by her child's tantrums.
Showing a sense of shame
Feeling inferior or unworthy and hence unpleasantly self-conscious; as, too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street.
Feeling or caused to feel uneasy and self-conscious;
Felt abashed at the extravagant praise
Chagrined at the poor sales of his book
Was embarrassed by her child's tantrums
Caused to feel self-conscious and uncomfortable;
Was discomfited by the personal questions
The child felt embarrassed by the attention of the adults
Made to feel uncomfortable because of shame or wounded pride;
Too embarrassed to say hello to his drunken father on the street
Humiliated that his wife had to go out to work
Felt mortified by the comparison with her sister