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Definition 1: frightened into submission or compliance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

(hangdog is similar to ...) filled with fear or apprehension

"afraid even to turn his head" "suddenly looked afraid" "afraid for his life" "afraid of snakes" "afraid to ask questions"

Definition 2: showing a sense of guilt - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where hangdog or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a guilty look
  • the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy

Synonyms for hangdog in the sense of this definition

(hangdog is similar to ...) feeling shame or guilt or embarrassment or remorse

"are you ashamed for having lied?" "felt ashamed of my torn coat"

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