: resembling a bear in build or in roughness, gruffness, or surliness <a bearish man>
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
- The market has been bearish lately.
- <some studio execs are bearish about this summer's box office>
First Known Use of BEARISH
Related to BEARISH
- pessimistic, defeatist, despairing, downbeat, hopeless
- hopeful, optimistic, Panglossian, Pollyanna, Pollyannaish (also Polyannish), rose-colored, rosy, upbeat
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