bearish

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adjective bear·ish \ˈber-ish\

Definition of bearish

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

  2. 2a :  marked by, tending to cause, or fearful of falling prices (as in a stock market) bearish investorsb :  pessimistic

bearishly

adverb

bearishness

noun

Examples of bearish in a sentence

  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


BEARISH Defined for English Language Learners

bearish

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adjective bear·ish \ˈber-ish\

Definition of bearish for English Language Learners

  • : having qualities like a bear

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



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