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 : 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
Examples of bearish in a sentence
The market has been bearish lately.
<some studio execs are bearish about this summer's box office>
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