"sheepish" translation into French

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"sheepish" in French

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sheepish (also: hangdog)
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penaud {adj. m}
They had rather sheepish looks on their faces.
Ils avaient l'air assez penauds.
sheepish
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quinaud {adj. m} [arch.] (penaud)

Synonyms (English) for "sheepish":

sheepish

Context sentences for "sheepish" in French

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EnglishTo use a certain amount of care is not, with due respect, being sheepish.
Sauf le respect que je dois à mon collègue, prendre des précautions n'est pas se montrer timoré.
EnglishIt would be a rather sheepish way to run a country to cower because they threaten to do that.
Ce serait faire montre d'une attitude bien pusillanime que de plier l'échine sous le coup de la menace.
EnglishThey had rather sheepish looks on their faces.
EnglishReform members are giving me the impression that they may not be sheepish, but they seem to be Americans in sheep's clothing.
Ce n'est peut-être pas qu'ils sont poltrons, mais les réformistes me donnent l'impression de vouloir être à l'image des Américains.
Englishto look sheepish
EnglishThe notion that we as a country should not proceed because of the threat that our neighbours to the south may not like it is a rather sheepish way to deal with our own sovereignty.
Refuser d'aller de l'avant par crainte que nos voisins du Sud n'apprécient pas serait faire montre d'une attitude bien pusillanime vis-à-vis de notre souveraineté.