1. like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity
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How To Use sheeplike In A Sentence

  • Such ritual in Teotitlán del Valle, an ancient tribal town about a half hour's drive from Oaxaca, has been played out continuously on a daily basis since about 1535, when Dominican bishop Juan López de Zárate arrived in the village and introduced borregos (caprine sheeplike animals yielding wool) and the first loom, shipped from Spain across the Atlantic. Casa Santiago: Zapotec rug weavers of Teotitlan del Valle, Oaxaca
  • In the 1920s and 30s, sheeplike Western travelers in Stalinist Russia had accepted its category of "kulak," or rich peasant, to describe a peasant who owned a pig or a cow and was therefore a class enemy deserving the supreme penalty. City Journal
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