Definition of bearish
1 : resembling a bear in build or in roughness, gruffness, or surliness a bearish man
2a : marked by, tending to cause, or fearful of falling prices (as in a stock market) bearish investorsb : pessimistic
Examples of bearish in a Sentence
The market has been bearish lately.
some studio execs are bearish about this summer's box office
Recent Examples of bearish from the Web
The surge from shale has also made Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs more bearish about prices in 2018.
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First Known Use of bearish
BEARISH Defined for English Language Learners
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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