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bearish

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adjective bear·ish \ˈber-ish\

Simple Definition of bearish

  • : having qualities like a bear

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

Full Definition of bearish

  1. 1 :  resembling a bear in build or in roughness, gruffness, or surliness <a bearish man>

  2. 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>



1744

First Known Use of bearish

1744

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