Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun sheep

3 senses of sheep

Sense 1
sheep -- (woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat)
       => bovid -- (hollow-horned ruminants)

Sense 2
sheep -- (a timid defenseless simpleton who is readily preyed upon)
       => simpleton, simple -- (a person lacking intelligence or common sense)

Sense 3
sheep -- (a docile and vulnerable person who would rather follow than make an independent decision; "his students followed him like sheep")
       => follower -- (a person who accepts the leadership of another)

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