bull·​ish ˈbu̇-lish How to pronounce bullish (audio)
 also  ˈbə-
: suggestive of a bull (as in brawniness)
: marked by, tending to cause, or hopeful of rising prices (as in a stock market)
a bullish market
bullish policies
bullish investors
: optimistic about something's or someone's prospects
bullish on the company's future
bullishly adverb
bullishness noun

Examples of bullish in a Sentence

Members of her party are bullish about her reelection. They are bullish about the future of the product.
Recent Examples on the Web The couple are more bullish—Chen puts the probability as high as 98%. Will Henshall, TIME, 14 Feb. 2024 Regardless, the overall sentiment in recent quarters has been more bullish. Gurufocus, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Still, bulls can easily point to fundamentals to justify the advance, including a bullish forecast from Arm Holdings Plc, which soared a record 48% on Thursday. Ryan Vlastelica, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2024 Yet beneath this bullish exterior, Tehran has shown signs of strategic weakness. Ali Vaez, Foreign Affairs, 25 Jan. 2024 Can Haley really pull off an upset? Haley's campaign and allies have been bullish that she's set for a win or narrow second-place showing. Tal Axelrod, ABC News, 23 Jan. 2024 Yet Hyundai Motor remains bullish on hybrids, even after the Biden administration proposed regulations that would require two-thirds of new cars to be fully electric by 2032. Lawrence Ulrich, New York Times, 17 Jan. 2024 The decision is long awaited by cryptocurrency watchers—and the prospect that some or all of the applications will be approved has lately been seen as bullish for bitcoin. Wsj Staff, WSJ, 10 Jan. 2024 So given the recent gloomy news in the EV industry, why is Wood’s ARK Invest so bullish? Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 1 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bullish was in 1566

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“Bullish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullish. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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