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Meaning of HANGDOG

Pronunciation:  'hang`dog

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  frightened into submission or compliance
  2. [adj]  showing a sense of guilt; "a guilty look"; "the hangdog and shamefaced air of the retreating enemy"- Eric Linklater

HANGDOG is a 7 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: afraid(p), ashamed(p), browbeaten, bullied, cowed, guilty, intimidated, shamed, shamefaced



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Hang"dog`\, n.
    A base, degraded person; a sneak; a gallows bird.
  2. \Hang"dog`\, a.
    Low; sneaking; ashamed.
          The poor colonel went out of the room with a hangdog
          look.                                    --Thackeray.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abashed, abject, ashamed, backscratching, beggarly, blushing, bootlicking, chagrined, chapfallen, cowering, crawling, crestfallen, cringing, crouching, crushed, embarrassed, fawning, flattering, footlicking, groveling, humbled, humiliated, ingratiating, mealymouthed, mortified, obeisant, obsequious, on bended knee, out of countenance, parasitic, prostrate, red-faced, shamed, shamefaced, shamefast, sniveling, sponging, sycophantic, timeserving, toadeating, toadying, toadyish, truckling