A word to describe “a shy smile after stupid mistakes”

Which word can I use to describe a smile which someone gives after making a stupid mistake?

I want to describe the smile of a TV news anchor, when the camera catches her combing her hair.


It would very often be described as a sheepish smile.

(of a person or expression) Showing embarrassment from shame or a lack of self-confidence
e.g. – a sheepish grin.

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