bearish


bear·ish

adjective \ˈber-ish\

: having qualities like a bear

: expecting the price of stocks to go down : characterized by falling stock prices

Full Definition of BEARISH

1
:  resembling a bear in build or in roughness, gruffness, or surliness <a bearish man>
2
a :  marked by, tending to cause, or fearful of falling prices (as in a stock market) <bearish investors>
b :  pessimistic
bear·ish·ly adverb
bear·ish·ness noun

Examples of BEARISH

  1. The market has been bearish lately.
  2. <some studio execs are bearish about this summer's box office>

First Known Use of BEARISH

1744

Rhymes with BEARISH

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