sheeplike

sheeplike
adjective
like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity (Freq. 2)
Syn: ↑sheepish
Similar to: ↑docile

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\\ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷\ adjective (or adverb)
: like a sheep especially in meekness, docility, or stupidity

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sheepˈlike adjective
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Main Entry:sheep

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