Synonyms for hangdog

Synonyms for (adjective) hangdog

Synonyms: hangdog

Definition: frightened into submission or compliance

Similar words: afraid

Definition: filled with fear or apprehension

Usage: afraid even to turn his head; suddenly looked afraid; afraid for his life; afraid of snakes; afraid to ask questions


Synonyms: guilty, hangdog, shamed, shamefaced

Definition: showing a sense of guilt

Usage: a guilty look; the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy- Eric Linklater

Similar words: ashamed

Definition: feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse

Usage: are you ashamed for having lied?; felt ashamed of my torn coat