bull·​ish | \ ˈbu̇-lish How to pronounce bullish (audio) also ˈbə- \

Definition of bullish

1 : suggestive of a bull (as in brawniness)
2a : marked by, tending to cause, or hopeful of rising prices (as in a stock market) a bullish market bullish policies bullish investors
b : optimistic about something's or someone's prospects bullish on the company's future

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Other Words from bullish

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 Most funds are bullish on the trend, although at least one thinks SPACs are in a bubble. Jacob Wolinsky, Forbes, "Hedge Funds Clash Over Special Purpose Acquisition Companies," 28 Feb. 2021 Why are public health officials so bullish on the COVID vaccine? Bernhard Warner, Fortune, "‘HOLDING TO THE MOON’: Yes, the GameStop bulls are back," 25 Feb. 2021 Dwayne Wade, one of Sexton’s mentors who has been bullish on the young guard, sees a different guy in Year 3. Chris Fedor, cleveland, "Collin Sexton, Cleveland Cavaliers’ ‘walking bucket,’ has picked up right where he left off," 4 Jan. 2021 Some conservatives remain bullish on the GOP’s chances to hold the Senate. W. James Antle Iii, Washington Examiner, "GOP wants to win Georgia to check Biden administration. Trump says there won't be one," 5 Jan. 2021 Analysts remain bullish about prospects for the companies, although their shares are pricey. Amber Burton, WSJ, "Etsy and Shopify Buoyed as Covid-19 Boosts Online Sales," 23 Dec. 2020 Kovler is even more bullish, projecting an $80 billion U.S. cannabis market by 2030. Robert Channick, chicagotribune.com, "Illinois crosses $100 million threshold in monthly weed sales as election victories pave way for more growth," 9 Nov. 2020 The latest model guidance is not very bullish in developing this system, but meteorologists will still keep their eyes on it. NBC News, "Tropical Storm Epsilon forms in the Atlantic becoming 26th named storm of hurricane season," 19 Oct. 2020 But Ives remain bullish on Tesla's future, citing the company's to make its vehicles more affordable. CBS News, "Tesla CEO Elon Musk boasts 500 miles on a single charge at Battery Day event," 23 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of bullish

1566, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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5 Mar 2021

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“Bullish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullish. Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bullish

: hopeful or confident that something or someone will be successful : optimistic about the future of something or someone
: expecting the price of stocks to go up : characterized by rising stock prices

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